Violations of this policy by an employee is grounds for the Performance Management process, up to and including discharge.
In any case, when employees are unsure about a potential conflict, they should fully disclose the circumstances in writing to their supervisor.
Employees who engage in personal relationships (including romantic and sexual relationships) should be aware of their professional responsibilities and will be responsible for assuring that the relationship does not raise concerns about favoritism, bias, ethics and conflict of interest.
In cases of doubt, advice and counsel should be sought from the next level of administrator, Employee Relations or the Employee Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Disability Services (EAD). Romantic or sexual relationships between employees where one individual has influence or control over the other's conditions of employment are inappropriate.
Romance in the Workplace – The Good These days, people spend the bulk of their time at work, which makes the temptation to start an office romance strong. You get a feel for their intelligence, personality and ethic and this can create a type of chemistry that could lead to something more.
Also, when you date somebody at work, they “get” you and the pressures of your job.