For her, it has to do with fostering career confidence: “There’s such a thing as having your ambitions too in sync with those of your partner.
As someone who spent all of her early twenties dating fellow journalists, I would never advise a young woman to follow my example.
Though these policies seem logical to protect the employer, there can also be disadvantages to their implementation.
The major rationale behind a workplace dating policy is protection from harassment liability. Supreme Court has held that employers can be held liable for cases of sexual harassment when the employer does not have an adequate policy in place.
If an employer is not careful to protect itself, it can become financially liable in the process.
For this reason, many employers maintain fraternization policies that prohibit workplace romances.
Often, an employee will argue that he or she was an unwilling participant in a relationship that merely appeared to be consensual.
Fairfield University’s Lisa Mainiero and co-author Kevin Jones of Indiana University and Purdue University, write in two separate articles (2013a and 2013b) about the perhaps precipitous downsides to the “Workplace Romance 2.0," in which the innocent sharing between coworkers who admire and support each other can descend down the slippery slope into romance or sexual harassment. If you’re Facebook friends with the people at your workplace, you might inadvertently upload information about yourself that portrays you in a less than a professional light.The simplest approach to avoid this problem is to continue to use the Facebook app but not use the in-app browser. Despite it being more convenient for 20-something women who are trying to make “serious strides in [their careers] before [they have] to make tough decisions about marriage and kids” to find potential suitors in the office, Friedman thinks that having a “co-worker-boyfriend hybrid” remains a bad idea.Facebook App: Open links in External Browser There is a specific issue with the Facebook in-app browser intermittently making requests to websites without cookies that had previously been set.
This appears to be a defect in the browser which should be addressed soon.You might not even remember that the woman who works down the hall is in your social media circle until you (or someone else) has already posted compromising photos of you at a bar or party.