From data gathered from a survey of several thousand employers and employees, she determined that inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace is common on company time and at company locations.
I don’t recommend a policy that prohibits dating, sex and romance entirely.
Any policy that is seen as onerous, overreaching or intrusive will just encourage stealth dating.
According to Dana Wilkie, an online SHRM editor, periodic surveys by SHRM show that 99 percent of employers with romance policies in place indicate that love matches between supervisors and staff members are not allowed.
That’s up from 80 percent in 2005, and from 64 percent in SHRM’s 2001 Workplace Romance survey.
But when a couple is genuinely serious about dating and building a relationship, popular opinion is more favorable.