How To Deal with Workplace Romance

Duration 60 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW22J1036

  • Key policies to have in place to protect the organization from office romances that end badly. 
  • Key steps to prevent low employee morale that results from employee romances. 
  • How to handle employees who violate your policies.
  • How to prepare for potential problems that may arise from an office romance.
  • The most important training measures to take to prevent Sexual Harassment Claims, and other significant legal issues.

Overview of the webinar

Workplace relationships are extremely common but can have serious consequences for both the employer and the employee if not managed correctly. For the employee, a mismanaged relationship at work could have serious repercussions on their career. For employers, office romances can be a huge liability if it goes wrong. Sexual harassment claims, workplace violence, and accusations of favoritism are a few of the challenges employers face when employees form romantic relationships. This training will share preventative measures that Human Resources professionals can take to mitigate the risk of potential EEOC claims. 

Who should attend?

Human Resources Executives, Human Resources Generalists, CEOs, HR Business Partners, and All Executive levels of HR management. 

Why should you attend?

This training will share the importance of managing office romances successfully to prevent the risk of increased claims. Employers risk the potential for a hostile work environment when office romances get out of hand. This can be very traumatizing for other employees to witness and experience. Although the employees involved may not have purposefully intended for the romance to end poorly, the situation could eventually have serious implications and expose the employer to additional discrimination claims. 

Faculty - Ms.Racquel L. Harris

Racquel Harris is The Chief Strategy Officer at R. L. Harris & Associates, LLC. Racquel has 25 years of Executive level experience in Human Resources and earned two certifications in Human Resources and certification in Risk Management. Racquel is a graduate of Indiana University where she received a BA in Organizational Communication. Racquel has a full and comprehensive understanding of how important training is to an organization. She has a high aptitude for strategic planning and execution which she implemented while she was President of the Michiana Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management. Under her leadership, the organization achieved the prestigious Chapter of the Year Award from the Indiana State Council of The Society for Human Resources Management. Racquel is an expert in labor relations, federal and state employment laws, and strategically aligning human resources with organizational goals. Racquel is recognized in the community as a servant leader which has earned her numerous awards including the Martin Luther King Drum Major award presented by former Mayor Jeff Rea, The “40 under 40” recognition by the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce, The Seven Seals Award by the ESGR, and the Michiana Chapter Society for Human Resources Management 2010 Leader of the Year. She served on the Indiana State Council for the Society for Human Resources Management as a Historian and School to Work Representative, The YWCA Personnel Committee, The Bridges Out of Poverty Board, and the Community Coordinated Child Care Board of Directors. She also served as the Assistant Human Resources Director for the International Church of God in Christ Department of Evangelism and as an instructor for the Missionary Academy for the 4th Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Indiana. Additionally, she has been a guest on the International Harvest Show with LeSea Broadcasting four times. Racquel enjoys volunteering her time to present professional skills training classes at the Work One Center to help candidates prepare for employment opportunities. She is committed to ensuring the success of others.


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