Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
Romance is in the air.
Is it in your workplace, too?
Did you know that studies have shown nearly 50% of workers have had an “office romance?”
Many others have thought about it, but never acted on it or faced rejection.
So, yes, romance could be in the air.
Not all workplace romances cause problems, but just as any romantic relationship can present complications, romance in the workplace can do just that – complicate things. The challenges workplace romance can present are indeed serious.
- Should employees who are romantically involved be permitted to work together on projects?
- What if one person supervises the other? Should the supervisorial work relationship be permitted to continue?
- What options do employers have in addressing workplace romance?
- What performance issues and other implications can workplace romance cause?
- What will happen if other employees suspect favoritism or resent what they consider to be displays of affection?
- And, of course, there is the big question of what happens if the relationship comes to an end? Should the employees be separated? Can the role of an employee be changed?
- What happens if a claim for sexual harassment is filed? Who can be held liable? Can the employer be held liable? Could supervisors and other employees face liability?
Concerns about workplace sexual harassment are not new. In 1991, televised coverage of Anita Hill’s testimony relating to her claim of sexual harassment against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas during confirmation hearings on his nomination to the Supreme Court brought the topic of workplace harassment into the homes of virtually all Americans.
Many businesses are required to complete sexual harassment prevention training in 2017. Because we know love could be in the air, this is a good time to provide this training – too all employees.
To help your business meet its training requirements, we are offering a 20% discount on the cost of all training booked this week.
The Law and Management Resource Center strives to assist businesses by providing affordable training and helping in the following ways:
- Employees will learn what types of behavior can cause them to be accused of harassment.
- Supervisors will learn their overall responsibilities to help prevent workplace harassment.
- Employees will learn what to do if they are accused of harassment.
- And, employers will learn what to do if someone complains of harassment or suspicions of harassment arise.
Our highly praised, affordable Harassment Prevention Training is available both online and in person for supervisors and all employees. It is provided by our experienced employment law attorneys who are also human resource professionals and meets all California requirements.
Schedule your training and receive a 20% discount by registering before February 17th. Contact us today at (858) 753-1775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.