Roses are red, Violets are blue, Workplace Romance, What should employers do?
13 February 2020 #Other
Love is in the air
And maybe the workplace too
But fear not employers
Here’s what you need to do…
Get yourself a policy
Setting out where you stand
Providing guidance on the rules
So that employees understand
Ask to be told about relationships
To prevent issues later
Have stricter rules for managers
Where the risk of conflict’s greater
If relocation is an option
Expressly reserve the right
But exercise with caution
To avoid a legal fight!
Make clear that leaking info
Or trying to spread the ‘goss’
Could breach confidentiality
And won’t sit well with the boss!
Policies are not enough
Make sure they’re followed through
The key to effective management
Is to put on some training to
And if relationships turn sour
Remember to be fair
In line with your duty of care
Stay mindful of discrimination
Ensure consistency is applied
Treat matters sensitively and fairly
And you’ll come out the other side!
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