No dating policy
But consider this: according to a recent Workplace Options survey, nearly 85% of 18-29 year olds would have a romantic relationship with a co-worker, compared to just over 35% for 30-46 year olds and about 30% of 47-66 year olds.
Even more shocking is that 40% of those 18-29 year olds would date their supervisors.
Employees need to be informed as to what behavior is deemed inappropriate so they can be trained accordingly.
Beyond the employee, a fraternization policy is even more significant for the employer.
When your routine is work-sleep-work, going out to date does not seem like a real option for many.
According to the Career Builder survey, some industries are more prone to inter-office dating than others.
There's also the matter of having to deal with a sexual harassment suit for an affair that began as a consensual relationship but spirals down to a question of non-consent.
Beyond the issue of two consenting single adults, there is also the issue of extramarital affairs in the workplace.