Here at [company name], we don't want to say who you can and can't have a relationship with. And we acknowledge your right to choose friends and partners.However, we have a few rules and requirements to keep these relationships from negatively impacting our work in any way.For example, personal relationships cannot:
- Distract from the work at hand
- Affect collaboration in the professional setting (particularly, arguments and breakups)
- Happen across company levels, if the relationship is romantic or intimate (such that a supervisor cannot date an individual contributor)
- Cause potential conflicts of interest
However, we want to avoid abuse of authority, sexual harassment, and accusations of favoritism. So, managers are not allowed to be in relationships with their direct reports.Please check our company’s fraternization policy for more information.