Dating clients and customers
Only 13% of companies responding do have a written dating policy. In the 1970’s and 1980’s, it was very common for companies to prohibit all dating between employees.
A good policy should spell out the consequences if a romance is negatively impacting the workplace.It becomes sexual harassment when the offer is rejected, and the invitations or attention continues.Some companies take a pro-active approach and ask workers who are dating a colleague to inform the Human Resources Department in writing that the relationship is consensual.Most require workers to sign a statement that the understand the policy and will abide by it.
It’s fine for one employee to ask another for a date.
In general, the consequences should be the same for both partners.