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With Valentine’s Day coming tomorrow, here is an annotated office relationship policy from Lexis Practice Advisor that employers can use to remind their employees about office relationship rules.
In addition, when an employer knows that employees are dating each other, the employer may want to think about having the employees sign an Office Relationship Contract—sometimes called a “love contract.” This contract confirms that the employees’ relationship is consensual. The office relationship contract may protect the employer against potential sexual harassment and retaliation liability and help the employer avoid conflicts of interest. Below is an annotated office relationship contract: