Consencual Relationship Agreement Essay

1648 Words Aug 7th, 2012 7 Pages
Consensual Relationship Agreement
Ganduulga Shuree

Strayer University - Arlington Campus

What is Consensual Relationship Agreement?
August 17 of 1998 was the day that former US president Bill Clinton admitted his affair with Monika Lewinsky, who used to work in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs, in a vague way which was broadcasted on ABC News. In his speech he said “Indeed, I did have a relationship with Miss Lewinsky that was not appropriate. In fact, it was wrong. It constituted a critical lapse in judgment and a personal failure on my part for which I am solely and completely responsible ”. It was the conclusion to the scandal which lasted over 7 months.
Romance at the workplace is common, and it is
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1. Argue for the use of Consensual Relationship Agreement (CRA) in your current (or future) workplace.

Dating couples may keep their relationship private so the co-workers might not know their affair for certain period of time, but how long can they keep their secret without letting the colleagues realize it? Most of the organizations discourage this kind of relationship among the coworkers, so those which follow the “kiss and tell” policy would require the couple to sign on the written agreement to avoid the employers from liability.
Such relations would influence the company relationship, teamwork and at last the customers would suffer from the poor performance of the organization which is followed by the irresponsible actions of those lovers.
In 2005 Ohio State University stated following the new policy. The revised CRA restricts the romantic or sexual relationship between faculty staff/graduate associates, undergraduate teaching assistants and students, attending physicians and medical residents/interns/ fellows cannot continue whenever there are supervisory, teaching, evaluation, advising, coaching or counseling responsibilities for the student. (OSU, 2010).
In my future work place, as a manager or as an employer I will initiate “zero-tolerance” organizational policy which would strictly prohibit the inter-staff dating or related

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