I really want to keep work a neutral environment -- hope you can understand that."State that dating him could damage your professional reputation -- which should end the conversation once and for all.
Many companies have policies prohibiting co-workers from dating.
Considering how much time is spent at work, it is no wonder that workplace friendships often lead to attraction and flirting -- then suddenly, romance blooms.
Boredom and drudgery vanish in the excitement of the new relationship. Can he legally keep the office Romeo and Juliet apart? When co-workers on the same level embark on a romantic relationship, chances are there will be no problem, unless one or both of the parties are married to others.
Agreeing to such notification would protect the company from charges that the relationship was not consensual.Other employees may object that they are discriminated against because of their co-worker’s relationship to the boss.Quid pro quo sexual harassment, in which employment benefits such as promotions and raises are offered in exchange for sexual favors, is illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.By doing this, you're putting yourself in a position to call the shots. Another deflection strategy is to say that, sure, you'd love to hang out -- but as part of a group, not as a couple. Let's check and see what the whole team is up to on Friday" or "Sounds great -- I'll ask so-and-so if she wants to come, too."Point out the potential awkwardness if things go badly if he still doesn't seem to get the message.Explain that you really don't want to have to attend trainings, lunches and meetings with an ex.If this is true for you, then you have the perfect out.