Wal-Mart Overruled on Dating Ban
By George Anderson
A labor court in Germany has ruled that Wal-Mart can not bar employees from having relationships with co-workers and that a proposed hot line for reporting violations of company code by other workers at the retailer was against the law.
The case resulted after labor representatives from Wal-Mart’s 91 stores in Germany filed suit. According to The Day newspaper of New London, Conn., “Under German law, employee-management councils must sign off on a wide range of workplace conditions, from hiring and firing to the position of desks in an office.”
Moderator’s Comment: From your experience, what impact
do inter-company romances have on the workplace environment and performance?
Should companies be legally allowed to bar employees from dating co-workers?
George Anderson – Moderator