What Is A Love Contract? By Dan Atkerson on July 01, 2015

When two employees start dating, they may be asked to sign a love contract, which basically states that they are voluntarily entering a relationship.

Love contracts are fairly new, surfacing about a decade ago, but have become more popular in recent years. A September 2013 study by the Society for Human Resource Management found that the percentage of companies with written romance policies has doubled since 2005.

According to an article in D Magazine, in most love contracts, the parties agree that the following statements are true:

  • Their relationship is voluntary and consensual
  • They will abide by the employer’s anti-harassment policies
  • They agree to not allow the relationship to affect their work
  • Neither will make decisions that could affect the other’s pay, hours, career, or promotional opportunities
  • They will not engage in any behavior that could create a hostile work environment
  • If the relationship ends, neither will retaliate against the other
If you have questions about love contracts or you are experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace, contact an employment discrimination attorney at Atkerson Law.

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