Managing Workplace Affairs

Posted in : Supplementary Articles NI on 22 June 2023
Joanne Lightburn
Gateley Legal PLC
Issues covered: Workplace Affairs; Disciplinary & Grievance; Policies and Procedures

It’s fair to say a lot of people spend as much time with their colleagues as they do with their friends and family, which is why it’s no surprise that romantic relationships are so common in the workplace. There are those relationships which are out in the open, and also those which employees involved try to keep under wraps, typically affairs.

Here, we take a look at how employers can manage the fallout from a workplace affair when the relationship becomes public knowledge.

1. Potential abuse of position

The potential for abuse of authority within the workplace to encourage or coerce more junior employees into engaging in affairs is unfortunately all too common.  


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This article is correct at 22/06/2023

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Joanne Lightburn
Gateley Legal PLC

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