Dating work handbook
I carpool with a male coworker, and he and I have become friends.
He would like to hang out and possibly go to the movies and such things together.
Within 14 calendar days after receiving such a request, the instructor will consult with the student informally and discuss the student’s concerns.
This informal consultation will ideally be held in person, but may also take place by telephone conference or through an e-mail conversation if necessary to accommodate both participants.
He says: “As for reasonable suspicion, the law does not impose any sort of standard that the employer must meet before taking action.
That is to say, the employer does not need admissions from the employees, or explicit emails, or video evidence.
It is indeed legal to prohibit dating between coworkers (with a few exceptions, such as in California, where courts have ruled that the state constitution provides broader privacy protection in employment matters).
(And that’s not a loaded question; you can certainly decide for plenty of legitimate reasons that you do.) But if you decide that you do, then yeah, I’d avoid hanging out with your male coworker socially, unless you’re prepared to potentially lose your job over it.