Ifam in a relationship with my a female co-worker and am currently looking for another job, whenI leave can they fire her for having a relationship with me?

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Ifam in a relationship with my a female co-worker and am currently looking for another job, whenI leave can they fire her for having a relationship with me?

Asked on December 30, 2011 under Employment Labor Law, Washington

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Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Whether or not your employer can legally terminate a co-worker that you are having a relationship with even after you terminate your employment at the place where you are working depends upon what is stated in the presumed employer-employee handbook.

Assuming there is some language prohibiting dating of employees at work, your leaving employement where you are presently should not create a situation where your former employer can legally terminate your female co-worker who you may be dating after the fact.


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