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Relationships at Work

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Meta does not prohibit dating among the people who work here. However, we want everyone to feel comfortable in the workplace and ensure that we have a workplace where no one has to worry about avoiding unwanted invitations or unwelcome flirting. For this reason, anyone who develops a romantic interest in a co-worker must follow these simple rules:

  • If you ask a co-worker out and that invitation does not result in a date, do not ask again.
  • You may not ask out colleagues whom you have never met. For example, it is not appropriate to find someone on the wiki and message or otherwise reach out to them seeking a date or letting them know you think they are attractive.
  • We have rules around being in relationship with someone in your line of reporting. If you do start a relationship with someone in your management chain, it must be disclosed to HR. There are situations where you might not have a direct reporting relationship, but if you have influence over your significant other’s projects, performance feedback or rating, it may be a conflict of interest and you should report it to HR.
  • If you are dating or married to a co-worker and the relationship ends, you must remain professional to one another while at work.
  • If you are in a relationship with someone at the company (from dating through marriage), you may not provide performance feedback about them, including peer feedback during the Performance Summary Cycle, nor should you attempt to influence their compensation, rating or promotion.
  • If you are a director or above and you start a relationship with someone at the company in any org, you must report this to HR.