Intimate relationships at RCMP must be disclosed: Draft policy

Favouritism, productivity, harassment among concerns
By Amanda Silliker
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/23/2012

Supervisors and subordinates in the RCMP who engage in intimate relationships may soon have to disclose details of their relationships under a draft policy.

The “interpersonal relationships policy” states relationships of this nature raise concerns about potential conflicts of interest, preferential treatment and sexual harassment, according to media reports, which could be damaging to morale, productivity and public confidence in the force.

The policy comes after several allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination at the RCMP.