Workplace personal relationships

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  • How courageous conversations can resolve workplace conflicts

    25 June 2018
    Commentary and analysis

    Why do so many managers shy away from having tough conversations with employees? Knowing what to say at the right time can help nip conflicts and other issues in the bud, explains Tania Coke from workplace mediation specialists Consensio.

  • Date:
    10 February 2017
    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.

  • Put in place a policy on personal relationships at work


  • How to manage personal relationships at work

    How to

    Practical guidance on managing personal relationships at work.

  • Policy on personal relationships at work

    Policies and documents

    A model policy on personal relationships at work.

  • Personal relationships at work quiz

    Line manager briefings

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

  • Personal relationships at work

    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.

  • Dismissed because married to the MD

    1 December 1999
    Law reports

    An employee who agreed severance terms following the takeover of a cleaning contract on which was employed, was in effect dismissed because she was married to the managing director of the firm which had lost the contract, and was therefore unlawfully discriminated against, holds an Ashford employment tribunal (Chair: D E de Saxe) in Smith v ISS Servisystem Ltd.

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