Essentially, any relationship between two people that could have a negative effect on the company if things sour, or if one party is able to improperly influence the other would fall under the policy.One last generally acceptable rule: If you have a "C" (think CEO, CFO, COO) or VP in your title, you should always think twice about dating anyone in the workplace, even if he or she is not a direct report or within your chain of command.In a poorer scenario, the relationship would end badly, one of the employees could claim that the relationship was non-consensual, or that sexual harassment existed.
Just last month, Gary Friedman, the chief executive of Restoration Hardware, stepped down in the middle of the company's public offering. A couple years ago, Hewlett-Packard's chief executive, Mike Hurd, resigned amid accusations of falsifying expense reports to hide a personal relationship with an independent contractor.
The reason: an internal inquiry into his relationship with a 26-year-old female employee. As companies grow and add employees, you will often see signs of budding workplace relationships.
With no boundary agreement, China took unilateral action by building a road in Chumbi Valley area that would threaten Bhutan. The MEA maintained silence on Thursday, while China and its official media raved and ranted against India.
Breaking its silence after a day of being subjected to a barrage of criticism, the Bhutanese foreign ministry said in a statement that "the construction of the road inside Bhutanese territory is a direct violation" of earlier agreements between the nations, and "affects the process of demarcating the boundary between our two countries".
Relationships between supervisors and subordinates create even more potential problems.