Dating subordinate employees
Laws about relationships between supervisors and employees are those guidelines that fall under Title VII.There is not a specific federal regulation regarding supervisor/employee relationships, only the guidelines against sexual harassment.Eventually Matt asked Sarah on a date, and they talked for so long that the sushi restaurant had to kick them out."We took things slowly because we were both very aware that we worked in the same office," she remembers.It is up to the company to train supervisors on the necessary methods of employee relations, treating all employees equally, and not showing favoritism to any employee.One thing that companies can do in order to protect the dynamics of the workplace and to foster a positive work environment is to adopt a company policy that prohibits dating between supervisors and employees.But the caution was worth it: Five years after that first date, he proposed.
"Even today a boss-subordinate relationship is viewed as strategic on the woman's part," says Rebecca Chory, Ph.
Laws exist to protect employees in such situations, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which defines sexual harassment, and the difference between quid pro quo relationships and hostile environment harassment in the workplace.