Workplace personal relationships

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  • Date:
    10 February 2017
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Can employers have rules on personal relationships at work? Is it harassment for a worker to ask a colleague out on a date? Is it ever appropriate for a line manager to interfere in an employee's love life? With Valentine's Day approaching, we look at 10 potential problems with workplace romances.

  • Podcast: Why employers should be wary of workplace romances

    Date:
    10 February 2017
    Type:
    Audio and video

    We discuss the problems that can occur when colleagues are in a relationship, and what HR can do to manage those issues. We also answer some commonly asked questions, including whether or not it can be harassment to ask a co-worker out on a date.

  • Date:
    1 October 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Almost half of the private-sector workforce is employed by family businesses. While many such companies are successful, sound policies are needed to avoid nepotism and claims for breach of contract and unfair constructive dismissal from non-family employees. Ed Stacey, a partner and head of the employment legal team at PwC, offers tips on good practice.

  • Put in place a policy on personal relationships at work

    Type:
    Tasks

  • How to manage personal relationships at work

    Type:
    How to

    Practical guidance on managing personal relationships at work.

  • Workplace relationships policy and impact: 2012 XpertHR survey

    Date:
    26 March 2012
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Intimate relationships at work can lead to problems such as favouritism and decreased morale. We find out how to establish and implement an effective policy to deal with these issues.

  • Employer approaches to workplace relationships: 2012 XpertHR survey

    Date:
    26 March 2012
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Employers are most likely to intervene in workplace relationships where employees display overt sexual behaviour or embark on a love affair, or if a manager has a relationship with a subordinate, according to XpertHR research.

  • Policy on personal relationships at work

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    A model policy on personal relationships at work.

  • Personal relationships at work quiz

    Type:
    Line manager briefings

    A quiz for line managers to test their knowledge on personal relationships at work.

  • Personal relationships at work

    Type:
    Line manager briefings

    Line manager briefing looking at the subject of managing romantic or family relationships at work, including disclosure of personal relationships and dealing with unacceptable behaviour and a breakdown of relationships.

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HR and legal information and guidance relating to employees' workplace personal relationships.