In the May 2005 issue of “Office Pro,” Martha Mc Carty discusses the unwritten rules about managing workplace relationships, arguing that most managers know work contains a social element, but if office romances occur, employees should maintain ethical awareness.While at work, employees should refrain from exhibiting behaviors that favor their friends or romantic partners.
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When two employees are involved in a workplace romance, they are not the only ones in the relationship.
Rumors can be hard to avoid in an office setting, and employees often appreciate the entertaining aspect that romances can bring.
If a manager decides to pursue a close relationship with an employee, he or she needs to inform their manager and Human Resources immediately.
The company will then decide what, if any, actions are necessary to take in regard to assignments and jobs.