An employee policy on romantic or dating relationships in the workplace. It may also be referred to as a fraternization policy. It can be incorporated into an employee handbook or used as a stand-alone policy document. This Standard Document applies only to private workplaces. It is based on federal law. State or local law may impose additional or different requirements but this document will be useful and relevant to employers in every state. This Standard Document has integrated notes with important explanations and drafting tips.

Romance in the Workplace Policy

Employee Relationships
In order to minimize the risk of conflicts of interest and promote fairness, [EMPLOYER NAME] maintains the following policy with respect to romance in the workplace:
[All romantic or dating relationships between employees are prohibited.
No person in a management or supervisory position shall have a romantic or dating relationship with an employee whom he or she directly supervises or whose terms or conditions of employment he or she may influence (examples of terms or conditions of employment include promotion, termination, discipline and compensation)....

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