From data gathered from a survey of several thousand employers and employees, she determined that inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace is common on company time and at company locations.
Considering the amount of time most people spend working, where else is a couple to meet?
Women in the Workplace 2016 is a comprehensive study of the state of women in corporate America.
The study is part of a long-term partnership between Lean In.
Poll just about any office, and you’re likely to hear at least one story (if not more) of workplace dating that went awry.
What’s worse, the fallout from these failed office romances can be far more brutal than a run-of-the-mill relationship.
One way you can avoid such trouble is to tell the two employees that their seeing each other while working in the same department is unacceptable and that one of them will have to be moved to another department. Policies that impinge on employees’ private lives always carry legal risks, including discrimination and invasion of privacy claims.However, it is important to assess the pros and cons of strict workplace dating policies, and take into account how to handle both managers and subordinates under such a policy, as well as the steps to take to prevent such policies from raising privacy concerns. Can an employer legally demote or transfer a manager who is dating one of his subordinates even though the company doesn’t specifically have a no-dating policy?While it’s not illegal to demote, transfer, or even fire an employee who is dating a co-worker, supervisor, or subordinate in his/her department, if you don’t have a specific no-dating policy, you could be setting yourself up for future legal battles.In addition, 34,000 employees completed a survey designed to uncover their attitudes on gender, job satisfaction, ambition, and work-life issues.This year’s findings build on our Women in the Workplace 2015 report, as well as similar research conducted by Mc Kinsey & Company in 2012.