Relationships at Work

Published: 9 March 2020

HR Magazine discusses the evolving legal HR policies regarding workplace romance. “Since #MeToo we have seen an increased number of ‘relationships at work’ policies implemented in the UK too. UK employers have not tended to use the US ‘love contract’ terminology, but the concept is more or less the same.

These policies typically require the disclosure of personal relationships between colleagues and often focus on disclosure where individuals occupy different positions within an organisation’s hierarchy. Here the concern centres on the power and influence that could be exerted by a senior colleague over a more junior one.”   “Although there is no general legal rule preventing work colleagues from having consensual personal relationships, employers should be mindful of the possibility of claims arising from them.” Read more.