However, you should be aware that the time deadline to file a legal complaint starts running on the date of the harassment, not the date which your company resolves (or fails to resolve) your complaint, so do not miss legal filing deadlines waiting on the company to resolve the situation.For more information about filing deadlines in your state, see our page on Sexual Harassment Legal to top While it is not against the law to ask out or date a coworker, here are some of the considerations you should keep in mind: anti-nepotism or dating policies: Your company may have a policy that prevents you, as a manager, from dating certain or all coworkers.The conduct can still be considered unlawful harassment if it singles you out because of your gender.
advancement: If either of you are promoted, will that put her in your direct chain of command?
If so, both of you should consider what that means.
Simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that are not extremely serious are not against the law, even if the comments are unwanted and/or offend someone.
If you have told your coworker that you find it offensive, and the situation continues, you may wish to discuss it with a coworker, supervisor, or human resources manager to determine whether others are also offended by the jokes, or whether your company has a policy that would be violated by this behavior.
Will one of you be willing to change jobs or forgo advancement in the company?
Will you be willing to risk charges of favoritism if you supervise her (if this is even allowed under company policy)?
authority over employee: Even if you are not supervising the employee you hope to date, do you have any power over the conditions of her employment?
Does she reasonably believe you have authority over her in some way?
If you have told your coworker that you find it offensive, and the situation continues, you may wish to discuss it with a coworker, supervisor, or human resources manager to determine whether others are offended, or whether your company has a policy that would be violated by this behavior.