Essentially, any relationship between two people that could have a negative effect on the company if things sour, or if one party is able to improperly influence the other would fall under the policy.
One last generally acceptable rule: If you have a "C" (think CEO, CFO, COO) or VP in your title, you should always think twice about dating anyone in the workplace, even if he or she is not a direct report or within your chain of command.
I told him I’d check with our attorney about potential legal issues, but I’m concerned that this is an ethics minefield. A: There are numerous ethical issues involved in an owner or CEO or, really, any manager dating an employee.
You and your partner need to see your attorney as well as an HR expert, but first you need to have an owner-to-owner talk about leadership ethics.
She needs to know that her interests will be protected.
It is possible that both will agree to stop dating in order to preserve their work relationship and maintain goodwill with the rest of the company staff.
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