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California has a constitutional provision protecting privacy, which means romantic relationships between coworkers should be none of the association's business.
However, this runs headlong into a competing principal against sexual harassment, i.e., employees should not feel pressured to submit to sexual advances to preserve their jobs. In addition to potential claims of sexual harassment, associations face other risks.
The second is the loss of internal checks and balances if the manager and subordinate have any control over the association's monies.
One of the policies should address co-worker romantic relationships.
In addition, associations should carry employment practices liability insurance.
But another survey showed that only one-third of companies have a policy to protect themselves from boss/subordinate liaisons.
And less than one in five actually forbid them outright.
“Additionally, if the relationship ends, one of the employees may claim the relationship was not consensual, that the employee was sexually harassed, or that that employee was retaliated against if that employee receives a poor performance review from the former paramour,” says Zoller.