Sample Workplace Fraternization Policy

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Consensual Relationship Agreement Despite their imperfections, love contracts can help protect employers from exposure to employment discrimination lawsuits, including the ever-growing flood of retaliation claims, which rose to the No. 2 charge filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in 2007. Problems with love contracts can be minimized if they include: • A reference to or recitation of the company’s sexual harassment policy and an acknowledgment that the employees are familiar with the policy. • An affirmation that the relationship is consensual and freely entered into, and that each employee agrees to waive the right to assert a claim for sexual harassment for any conduct by the other prior to the…show more content…
To ensure that social relationships do not adversely affect the workplace, employees who enter into such relationships must comply with the following: • Notify the Human Resource Director of the relationship; • Review the Company's policy prohibiting Sexual Harassment; • Sign the Company's Consensual Relationship Agreement; • Agree to possible reassignment if the social relationship involves a subordinate employee; • Behave professionally at all times - avoiding indiscreet behavior while at the workplace or while on Company time or business including refraining from public displays of sexual affection, sexual innuendo, suggestive comments and sexually oriented joking; • Agree to confidential counseling by the Company’s Employee Assistance Program regarding the issues surrounding workplace dating; and • Notify the Human Resource Director should the social relationship terminate. Employees found in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination. The Company reserves the right to make decisions in the best interest of the organization including reassignment, transfer or separating employees where appropriate. Sample Consensual Relationship Agreement Employee, employed by

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