Romance-policy violations can lead to supervisor reprimands, job relocation requirements, position changes and even termination.
Dating policies at work protect employers from sexual harassment lawsuits, scandalous affairs, biased promotions, low office morale, decreased productivity, co-worker jealousy and emotional workplace tensions.
Even though some of these negative conditions exist even with romance policies, rules and regulations make employees think twice before engaging in such behavior.
According to "Workforce" magazine, problems arise when supervisors date subordinates and other employees claim favoritism.
Some companies have official office romance policies to reduce risks associated with misconduct, office scandals and poor work performance.Being around couples who can't keep their hands off each other is distracting, and other employees should not be subjected to it. Decide how you will handle the situation if the relationship turns sour.