Domestic Violence is about power and control over another person. Rarely do you see an abuser act violently with friends, coworkers or a boss.It is a Jeckyl and Hyde personality that confuses others who learn of a person's violence with their partners.
Do you think you need a fraternization policy for your workplace?
Also called a dating policy, a workplace romance policy, or a non-fraternization policy, many employers avoid them because they believe that an employee's private life is just that—private. Employees want some direction about what is acceptable workplace behavior.
Consider how it might look during a discrimination lawsuit if you fired an employee who had an affair with a member of your senior team.
I have even dealt with a sexual harassment suit for an affair that began as a consensual relationship, but for reasons too convoluted to relate here, became a legitimate claim when the employer unknowingly changed their reporting relationship.
It follows a three-phase cycle known as The Cycle of Violence. The honeymoon phase is what "hooks" the victim back into the relationship and keeps the cycle moving.