Dating colleague illegal
Monthly Law Journal Article: Relatives and Romance: Nepotism and Fraternization, 2007 (7) AELE Mo. A federal appeals court ruled that the plaintiff had presented sufficient evidence to survive summary judgment on her claim for violation of her constitutional rights to privacy and intimate association. Eighth Circuit holds that it is not illegal under Title VII for an employer to discharge an employee for consensual sexual conduct with a superior.
Both she and the male officer she was involved with were separated from, although still married to, other individuals.
The relationship between supervisors and subordinates is critical to the effective functioning of the fire department.
Employer's alleged enforcement of its rule prohibiting dating among co-workers, if applied to the plaintiff because of her gender, states a disparate practice claim under Title VII.
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Summary judgment on a sex discrimination claim was also upheld because the evidence indicated that disapproval of her extramarital affair, rather than gender discrimination, was the cause of her firing.
But it upheld summary judgment on the plaintiffs due process claim because any due process rights she might have had were not clearly established at the time of the challenged action, and therefore the defendants were entitled to qualified immunity on that claim.