February 9, 2018
Facebook and Google have warned staff not to ask colleagues out on a date more than once if they are rebuffed the first time.
In a crackdown on workplace romances, staff have been told that if their advances are rebuffed, rules state they are not allowed to ask the same colleague out again.
It comes amid a rise in so-called ‘love contracts’ or ‘relationships at work contracts’ – which have become more common at leading U.S. companies to clarify complicated workplace employee dynamics.
They are designed to prevent conflicts of interest, such as when a manager attempts to woo a more junior colleague.
Someone trying to set up a date who is told ‘I’m busy that night’ could be breaking their contract if they make a second attempt to chat up a workmate, American staff are told.
Heidi Swartz, Facebook’s global head of employment law, told the Wall Street Journal that staff must disclose relationships which could lead to a conflict of interest.
This article was posted: Friday, February 9, 2018 at 8:28 am