Question: Is it illegal for supervisors to date their subordinates?

Can you date your boss legally? There is no law against dating ones boss. But many companies have policies in place that restrict bosses and managers from dating subordinate employees. If your company does have a policy in place, they could require that one of you quit or move departments.

Can a supervisor have a relationship with an employee?

In most states, private companies have a right to impose policies that restrict employee dating. These policies commonly prohibit relationships between a supervisor and a direct report and between employees of a significant rank difference.

Can managers date staff?

Many companies require staff to declare their relationship and sign a love contract in order to avoid problems with charges of sexual harassment at the end of a romantic work relationship. “However, a manager may not become romantically involved with or date a reporting staff member.

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