During the course of the dispute, one employee asked the supervisor to call and "let her know how she was doing," HR Cafe reports.
The result was a 90-minute conversation between the worker and the supervisor discussing a mix of personal and work-related issues.
I carpool with a male coworker, and he and I have become friends.
He would like to hang out and possibly go to the movies and such things together.
Before long, she was being trained to work at the service desk and in layaway.
She said she enjoyed the contact with the customers most of all.
The supervisor sued, but was rebuffed by the 8th U. Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled in favor of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.He says: “As for reasonable suspicion, the law does not impose any sort of standard that the employer must meet before taking action.That is to say, the employer does not need admissions from the employees, or explicit emails, or video evidence.Dana Brownlee, president of professional training development company Professionalism Matters, advises against initiating a romance with your manager, or, likewise, with anyone who reports to you directly or indirectly."If you're a manager, you should be held to a higher standard," she says."You're creating a climate where people are going to see bias whether there really is bias or not."Relationships with your peers are generally more acceptable—assuming they're unhitched.