Dating fellow employees
For this reason, notification policies are sometimes seen as intrusive. The case, which struck down a Texas law banning consensual homosexual relationships, has been interpreted as upholding the right of all consenting adults to engage in private sexual activity.With a notification policy, the manager the relationship is being reported to must also be required not to disclose the information, to protect privacy. Employers could potentially be barred from banning workplace romances as a violation of the employee's constitutional right to privacy.Cohen suggests that banning or limiting dating between supervisors and subordinates is the most important aspect of a dating policy.Maria Stewart, a partner at Austin law firm Brown Mc Carroll LLP, suggests in the Austin Business Journal that policies on dating should include a way to report relationships that have turned hostile, and that employers must be on guard against any circumstances that could amount to harassment.This helps to protect the company from later charges that the relationship was not consensual and constituted sexual harassment.
In any case, I suspect it’s utterly unenforceable anyway, so if I were you, I’d just ignore it.
If you happen to leave your job before this trip and they try to deduct the cost of the ticket from your final paycheck, let them know (nicely) that you never agreed to assume that expense and that they’re not authorized to deduct it from your paycheck.
A letter from a lawyer could put some teeth behind that, but hopefully they’d be smart enough to consult their own lawyer as soon as you raise the issue.
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It can be difficult to find the right words to say goodbye to an employee leaving your company.