Dating fellow employees
For this reason, notification policies are sometimes seen as intrusive. The case, which struck down a Texas law banning consensual homosexual relationships, has been interpreted as upholding the right of all consenting adults to engage in private sexual activity.With a notification policy, the manager the relationship is being reported to must also be required not to disclose the information, to protect privacy. Employers could potentially be barred from banning workplace romances as a violation of the employee's constitutional right to privacy.She books our tickets for us approximately 3-4 months in advance.When she sends us the information regarding our flights, there is always a note in her email stating something to the effect of: “If you resign prior to the trip, you will be responsible for reimbursing the company for the cost of the airline ticket.This helps to protect the company from later charges that the relationship was not consensual and constituted sexual harassment.With this type of policy, the employees would also have to notify you whenever a relationship ends.
Without a clear policy, an office relationship can lead to charges of sexual harassment and legal consequences for the employer.
If you happen to leave your job before this trip and they try to deduct the cost of the ticket from your final paycheck, let them know (nicely) that you never agreed to assume that expense and that they’re not authorized to deduct it from your paycheck.