Question: Can I date my employee?

It is not automatically illegal for a manager or supervisor to date his or her employee. Consensual relationships happen in the workplace every day. But employers and supervisors need to carefully consider the consequences before taking that first step toward asking a direct report on a date.

Is it OK to date your employee?

There is no law against dating ones boss. But many companies have policies in place that restrict bosses and managers from dating subordinate employees. These policies are in place to prevent an employee from being pressured into a relationship. But you should consider that there is definitely a conflict of interest.

Is it a bad idea to date someone you work with?

Dating a co-worker is not without risk. But dating a co-worker is risky. When you mix and mingle your love life with your professional life, it can cause unwanted and unexpected drama if its not handled the right way. And perhaps its even fair to say that some office relationships arent a good idea at all.

Is workplace romance a good idea?

Practically speaking, two people in an office romance can also be a force for good; sharing notes/ideas and collaborating well together.” There are also a lot of “cons” to dating your co-worker. Another reason work and romance rarely mix is it can put a serious hamper on job performance.

Can you get sacked for sleeping with a colleague?

Do I have to? Everyone is entitled to a private life and having a relationship with a colleague should not be a sacking offence. If you have been sacked just because of the affair, and have sufficient service, then you can make a complaint of unfair dismissal to an Employment Tribunal.

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