Management dating employee
Is it legal to fully prohibit employees from dating one another?Or does that overstep boundaries and put too much restriction on an employee’s personal life?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.Relationships between a supervisor and his or her employee can have a negative impact on the entire organization.
I know romantic relationships with people who work under you are discouraged, however Hi Dave, I've modified your question to address the concerns raised by @Chad, and have voted to reopen it. They met and started dating when she was studying under him. They probably broke all sorts of university regulations and crossed a bunch of boundaries. Like everythign else in life this is a riks/benefit tradeoff.
At the time, it seems simple: You're attracted to someone at work, and he or she is attracted to you.
You share the same hours and some of the same interests. But getting intimate with an employee is deceptively complicated.
If I've changed it too much from your original question, feel free to edit it further or roll back the changes. Dating subordinates is almost always a bad idea, except when it's a great idea. Other employees may end up resentful and there will be a drop of productivity if so.
Likely you will treat her differently than the others such as giving her information that she in her current position should not have, refusing to see her performance problems, etc.