02 May Office Romance in the #MeToo Era
Since the explosion of accusations against people like Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, and so many others, famous and not famous. Workplace sexual harassment and certainly sexual abuse are illegal and should be addressed with all of the legal and human resources tools available.
But let’s not kid ourselves, we spend a lot of our waking time at work. It is not unusual for people to meet, date, and even marry coworkers. These relationships are entirely consensual. But such relationships carry a lot of risks for employers and it should be addressed with some policies. Employers should consider a relationship contract. Here is how they work and what employers should consider.