There will foreseeably be claims of favoritism, or even discrimination or harassment.When a workplace romance sours, it can expose the company to increased liability, since the connection between alleged actors is easier to establish--essentially giving the plaintiff some good ammunition for his or her case.
Just last month, Gary Friedman, the chief executive of Restoration Hardware, stepped down in the middle of the company's public offering. A couple years ago, Hewlett-Packard's chief executive, Mike Hurd, resigned amid accusations of falsifying expense reports to hide a personal relationship with an independent contractor.
The reason: an internal inquiry into his relationship with a 26-year-old female employee. As companies grow and add employees, you will often see signs of budding workplace relationships.
I tend to sound like a broken record when it comes to company policies.
Attached is a copy of Executive Order 1097 Revised June 23, 2015, which supersedes Executive Order 1097 June 3, 2014.
Even more shocking is that 40% of those 18-29 year olds would date their supervisors.