Your company's primary concern will be minimising the fallout should a relationship go south, and avoiding any allegations of impropriety or bias (especially if you're the boss of your colleague, or vice versa).
As business blog Inc explains, there are a few different types of approaches that can be taken: If you're considering dating a coworker, finding out what the policy is before you initiate a romantic relationship will typically be better than springing it on your bosses six months in.
You and your partner need to see your attorney as well as an HR expert, but first you need to have an owner-to-owner talk about leadership ethics.
Your partner’s expectation that you will now supervise his love interest isn’t coming from a place of leadership or ethical awareness.
When a supervisor dates an employee it is never a private matter.
Sarah, a 30-year-old graphic designer, met Matt through a colleague at the imaging tech company where they both worked.
"I didn't really notice him at first because he had a beard, and beards weren't my thing," she says.
Q: My business partner is dating one of his direct reports.