I have a business with 9 employees. Most of them come in close contact with our customers often for more than a few minutes at a time. I think that one of them has been flirting openly with a few of our clients. I guess that I am okay with it, because I do not think there is anything illegal about it. But it has made a couple of my other employees uncomfortable to the point that they have complained that it makes our company look sleazy to other members. Anyone out there with some tips?
The most important thing to remember in these situations is, it's all fun and games until one of the parties no longer thinks so. I would sit the employee down and share with them that you like the fact that they are friendly with your members/customers but that their friendliness should never be conceived as flirting or asking someone out. I would also highly suggest that if you do not currently have a sexual harassment policy you implement one to include general harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Additionally post this policy in a common area of the workplace (i.e. near time clock/break room), train all employees on the policy, and have each employee sign off that they have received a copy of the policy and received training.
Posted anonymously on May 8, 2012 - 1 Votes - Flag this post