Question: Is having a relationship in the workplace illegal?

There are no general legal rules preventing or governing relationships at work. However, employers may find it problematic from a business perspective. Having individuals who are involved in a relationship working alongside each other presents various legal and practical concerns for employers.

Can you have a relationship with someone at work?

But having a personal relationship with someone at work can cause problems, and some employers have policies on whether you can get intimate with a colleague. McDonalds forbids bosses from having consensual romantic relationships with staff, regardless of whether they directly manage them.

Can employers regulate workplace romance?

Workplace Romance While there are no laws regulating workplace relationships, prudent companies should establish official policies to help sidestep potential issues. Legal hassles can arise from coworkers being romantically involved, especially when it comes to supervisor-subordinate relationships.

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