Companies and business have a responsibility to uphold their values as members of the community. Aside from the fact that they try their best to have a good reputation in the business world by performing at their best, they also make sure that their employees are demonstrating a good impression and example to others. As such, companies impose several rules and regulations for their employees to follow. One of the policies that companies impose on its worker is a no-dating policy. This is mainly because the companies are concerned that the relationships of these workers who date will affect their performance in the company.
Although there are people who can separate their personal lives from their professional lives, there are still those who have a hard time hiding their feelings for each other. There would also be instances when these couples would decide to separate and end their relationship, which can affect the way they treat each other at work and ultimately their performance. Employers have the right to restrict their employees from activities like smoking and engaging in high-risk leisure activities as long as this is done inside the company’s premises or during a company event.
This is because companies want to promote a healthy lifestyle to its workers and these activities greatly increase their chances of contracting a life-threatening illness or injuring themselves. Companies would also prefer to lessen their insurance costs to their employees, which would be hard to do if the workers engage in high-risk activities. Companies also have the right to restrict their workers from joining a religious cult that preaches hatred against minorities because it would not reflect their values, which is to be fair.
It is not something that people should be proud of because it means stepping on other people and promoting negative actions. However, companies should be able to draw the line as to where they can interfere. They should not have the right to restrict their employees from supporting a radical political candidate in an election or having a romantic affair outside of the marriage relationship, as long as their workers are doing what they are paid to do and their actions do not affect the company and their overall performance.