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'Love contracts' after #metoo

Many firms abroad are insisting on a written agreement between two employees that spells out the voluntary nature of their romance

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Shyamal Majumdar New Delhi
Intel Corp’s Chief Executive Brian Krzanich resigned last week after a probe found that a consensual relationship with an employee in his chain of command violated the company’s “non-fraternisation” policy. The head of the largest US chipmaker is the latest in a line of powerful men in business to lose their jobs or resign over relationships viewed as inappropriate, a phenomenon highlighted by the #MeToo movement. 

Companies usually have little say on office romance per se, but the problem starts when this happens between persons who are in direct reporting relationships. Also, most people have this mistaken notion that punitive
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First Published: Jun 29 2018 | 6:00 AM IST

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