Ethics of dating a coworker
Conflict emanating from such relationships can be catastrophic as it has in some instances wrecked careers and marriages.
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Bradwell Mhonderwa Business Ethics ROMANTIC relationships are gradually becoming a common feature in today’s workplaces as more employees become involved.
Workplace romance exists when two people working for the same organisation engage in a sexual relationship.
When a supervisor is dating a subordinate, there is bound to be a conflict of interest between the supervisor’s professional conduct and the need to please his/her “sweetheart”.
The supervisor’s decisions particularly on assigning duties are bound to be skewed in favour of his/her lover resulting in accusations of favouritism and unfair treatment being levelled by other employees.
Now, when Peter goes into Rudo’s office on official business and closes the door behind him, what will other employees think is taking place in that office? And worse still, if the two finally break up, will the tension between the two not affect other employees?