Employee dating relationships
Relationships between colleagues may be OK, but could still cause problems if one party has a higher position in the company, due to the influence the more senior person may have with the junior's supervisor. The person can feel at risk of losing her job if he asks her out and she isn't interested or if she wants out and he doesn't. There's at least a 90% chance it wont work out and a 30% chance it will turn ugly.
For that reason, most US companies prohibit romantic relationships between a supervisor and a subordinate.I would 1 this just for the last line: "If you truly want a relationship with this person the best thing you can do is find him/her another better job in a different company before you start." The entire answer is excellent.Keep the personal and professional separate by not allowing there to be [email protected], that is true, I just used the pronouns for the most common scenario.I suspect you are not qualified to give legal advice, and taking legal advice based upon someone's second-hand recollection of what a lawyer once told them is not a wonderful idea, either. But just "Romantic relationship which wont la(u)st long I won't recommend you to go on with such a decision.(I'm sure there is some truth to your answer, but my understanding is that the situation is a bit more complex than your answer indicates.) It's a bad idea because you cannot represent the organization's business interests properly in your role as boss, with respect to that person. To maintain your value in organization, if you still have a huge crush on her, ask her out for a date and tell her things, if you have good thoughts get her a good job in some other company using your contacts.How many of those relationships ended badly or turned ugly? Chances are, however you slice it, you are making a gamble and you do not have the edge. Can you please give me a [special dispensation] for this? I note that you have no citations to reputable sources, and you yourself are not a legal expert, which to me makes the answer of dubious reliability.
Given that potential scenario the companies discourage dating in the workplace to the point of making it a cause for firing an employee. (It may be accurate to say that "one of the parties can claim sexual harassment", but anyone can claim anything at any time.
You are likely to favor that person regardless of their performance in their job. Would you want your lower level managers supervising people who are their significant others? Then you can date her, she will like you for your gentleness.
Since you run this small company, this might not be a problem. a chance but it's a very small chance that things will not end up catastrophically for both or either of you.
In the end she lost her job too because he married someone else.
Ok let's be blunt and share some of the negative consequences I have personally experienced or observed from bosses dating their subordinates: It is risky, it is far less likely to work than not to work.
If I've changed it too much from your original question, feel free to edit it further or roll back the changes. Dating subordinates is almost always a bad idea, except when it's a great idea. Other employees may end up resentful and there will be a drop of productivity if so.