This can help to have policy that will be effective and more easily understood.
A policy usually has principles to be followed in a particular situation, for example, a leave policy might explain expectations for staff requesting leave, like applying at least a week in advance.
The love contract will also set forth guidelines for acceptable and unacceptable romantic behavior in the workplace.
“ Not every junior-senior relationship causes trouble, but their sensitive nature means everyone involved needs to be extra-aware of what’s ethical.
Whether employee (and/or union) consultation is required for policies varies from workplace to workplace; this requirement can arise from being stated in an employment agreement (individual or collective), or can come from a policy itself.
It is recommended that employees be consulted with on policies even if this isn’t a formal requirement.
This policy should reserve the employer’s right to make employment decisions, including transferring or changing lines of communication, Zoller says.
“By doing so, the employer can avoid conflicts of interest that may affect the workplace and other employees and compromise the employer’s own legitimate business interests,” she says.
When you hire a lot of passionate, engaging people, a couple of them are bound to hit it off in a way that goes beyond their shared interest in the business.
In these situations, there is frequently a feeling among some of the staff that having a couple in such a small business setting is counterproductive.
Excessive public displays of affection might cause other employees to feel uncomfortable, and there may be a worry that the dating employees may excessively look out for each other over other employees through actions such as prioritizing helping each other with work or favoring each other’s ideas or contributions.
Policies often have an accompanying procedure, the policy often contains principles - the ‘what’, the procedure is the ‘how’.
A procedure explains the way something should be done, for example, the forms that need to be filled out for requesting leave.