‘Love Contracts’ Go Mainstream as Employers Track Office Romance
While workplace dating policies have been commonplace for years, typically targeting relationships between managers and subordinates, many companies have been compelled to update them to take into account new state anti-harassment laws and remote work activity spurred by the coronavirus pandemic.
Some companies are having workers sign “love contracts,” requiring employees to clue employers into when they are in (and potentially out of) love. They also might include real-world examples in the policies, demonstrating exactly at what point in a relationship workers have to flag their newfound romance for an employer. From an anti-harassment stand-point, the policies are in place for good reasons.