What are employment laws regarding personal relationships? How? 3 Answers as of September 02, 2015

Kuldeep and Nehal are both employed by the Northern District University (NDU) in NSW. They both began work in May 2014 and met at the NDU Orientation for New Staff Program. The NDU employment contracts state that all staff are obliged to comply with all of NDU’s HR policies and procedures. Kuldeep and Nehal have both signed their contracts of employment. Nehal is Kuldeep’s direct supervisor. Over time, Kuldeep and Nehal began to go out of the office for morning tea and lunch. They began to see each other in the weekends and have been sending private and provocative emails to each other during work hours. As part of its HR policies and procedures, NDU monitors staff emails. The HR Manager has called them both in for a meeting and has told them that due to their personal relationship and their emails during work hours, they are dismissed, effective immediately. Kuldeep and Nehal argue that their personal relationship has not affected their work and they are going to see their lawyers. ) You are the lawyer that Kuldeep and Nehal go to see. Advise Kuldeep and Nehal what actions they may take. b) You are the lawyer for NDU. Advise NDU what actions it may take.

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KEYL ADR Services, LLC | Mark D. Keyl
MS is an employment at will State, which means the employer sets the terms of employment. If they don't allow such relationships, they can have a policy not allowing it. When they are communicating on company time on company equipment on personal business, they are essentially stealing from the company.
Answer Applies to: Mississippi
Replied: 9/2/2015
Fox & Fox, S.C. | Richard F. Rice
It could depend on the policies of the university in addition to local, state and/or federal law. An attorney would need the complete facts and research the applicable policies and law to provide an adequate opinion to determine if there is a wrongful termination claim.
Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
Replied: 9/1/2015
"Northern District University (NDU) in NSW" implies you are not in GA I only answer GA questions. I know of no law that governs "regarding personal relationships? " other than the marriage laws. There is likely a university policy.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 9/1/2015
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