Dating subordinate work
Often, an employee will argue that he or she was an unwilling participant in a relationship that merely appeared to be consensual.
The biggest fear is a sexual harassment lawsuit arising from either: Sexual harassment laws prohibit "unwelcome" sexual advances.
So long as the spouses don't supervise one another, a "no dating" policy enforced against spouses would violate this law.
Another problem arises from concerns about an employee's right to privacy while off the job.
Are any management employees involved in consensual relationships?
Are there less intrusive means to achieve the employer's goals?