Seven Tips To Keep Office Romance From Causing Legal Heartache
Atlanta Partner Ann Margaret Pointer was quoted in the Law360 article entitled “Seven Tips To Keep Office Romance From Causing Legal Heartache.”
The article covered how a blissful relationship between employees can lead to litigation if others in the workplace believe that it's causing favoritism.
“There has to be a safety valve so that any employee who feels threatened or coerced or afraid that they are going to be coerced can go to somebody who can manage the situation from the employer's side,” said Ann Margaret. “Usually, this falls to human resources, but for a smaller office or far-flung large companies that do not have trained HR staff on site, it can be useful to have an 800 line that an employee can call to report something that did not make him or her feel right.”