Dating subordinate employees
It is up to the company to train supervisors on the necessary methods of employee relations, treating all employees equally, and not showing favoritism to any employee.
Since employers can be held responsible in states such as California for the actions of their supervisors, there are regulations and requirements for sexual harassment training for all managers in an organization with fifty or more employees.
Laws exist to protect employees in such situations, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which defines sexual harassment, and the difference between quid pro quo relationships and hostile environment harassment in the workplace.
Relationships between a supervisor and his or her employee can have a negative impact on the entire organization.
Workplace relationships add an element of complication to the environment even when relationships are between equals.
When a supervisor has a relationship with an employee under his management, the dynamics can be toxic for the workplace.