The Supreme Court issued two major decisions in June of 1998 that explained when employers will be held legally responsible for unlawful harassment by supervisors.
The 's Guidance on Employer Liability for Harassment by Supervisors examines those decisions and provides practical guidance regarding the duty of employers to prevent and correct harassment and the duty of employees to avoid harassment by using their employers' complaint procedures.
Finally, says Segal, even when the relationship itself poses no problems, there’s still the issue of “paramour preference.” That is, other employees who allege that they are being unfairly treated on the basis of sex because promotions and raises are going to the person having sex with the boss.
However, employers may have another opinion on the matter. What Are the Potential Pitfalls of Employee Romances?
I told him I’d check with our attorney about potential legal issues, but I’m concerned that this is an ethics minefield. A: There are numerous ethical issues involved in an owner or CEO or, really, any manager dating an employee.