What should an employer do when it finds out that a supervisor and another employee are dating?

Author: William Denham, Shortt & Nguyen, PC

When an employer finds out that a supervisor and another employee are dating, the employer should first consider whether it has an antifraternization or employee dating policy in place that prohibits dating between employees and supervisors. If the employer has such a policy, the policy should be followed and the employer may be entitled to take action if the actions of the employee and supervisor are in violation of the policy. If the employer does not have an antifraternization or employee dating policy in place, the employer may only take action if the dating relationship is causing a disruption in the workplace or violating some other policy.