You should assume, especially if you're a boss or manager, that sexual advances are unwelcome. Learn best practices for policies around dating peers and subordinates.
- One company was celebrating something…and so serving lunch all week.…On taco Tuesday when they were serving Mexican food,…someone posted a picture of a sexy tortilla maker…on their social media.…Of course many employees were all friends on social media…and someone who saw the post was offended.…That person went to HR, and now there was gossip,…people taking sides and an organization lost…on what to do next.…Should the person who did the posting be disciplined?…Should HR control what people post…on their personal social media accounts?…These days companies are also asking can we prohibit dating?…What if employees become good friends…and one crosses the line, is that harassment…that the company is liable for?…The answers lie in the total picture.…
It's really case by case.…Always bring any real situation…you may face to your attorney…and note that I am not one.…Okay, so let's dive into both a topic of social media…and dating at work.…Most employers have a social media policy…where you can remind employees to be respectful online.…
- Explain why you should always think of sexual harassment in terms of power.
- Recognize how to justify discipline without abusing the rights of the person you are disciplining.
- Recall how to address the values of your workplace culture without challenging or creating negativity.
- Identify the benefits of paying attention to the body language of coworkers.
- Name the default position companies should take on managers dating subordinates.