Love in the workplace gives employers headaches (Legal view)

Employers are limited in preventing office romances but can reduce conflict of interest and sexual harassment risk
By Chris Foulon
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/01/2007

Given the increased awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace, office romances have become a significant concern for employers. While it is difficult to establish an enforceable policy that bans all office romances, it is possible to institute policies that provide a level of protection to employers and ensure office romances do not result in sexual harassment incidents or circumstances of conflict of interest.

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