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Employee oriented, forward thinking workplaces recognize that one of the places that employees meet their eventual spouse or partner is at work.Can I be fired for smoking on the evenings and weekends, even if I have never violated their policy at work? Can my employer restrict me from working for someone else when it doesn't interfere with my work? My company has a policy which requires employees to report to the company if they're dating co-workers. This means the employer has the right to terminate your employment at any time, for any reason, for no reason at all, or for a bad reason, so long as the reason is not illegal--even if your performance has been outstanding.I recently began dating someone in another department. For more information, see our site's at-will employment page.There is no single law protecting the rights of employees while they are off work.Instead, other areas of the law, such as discrimination, drug testing, and harassment laws, protect an employee's off-duty conduct. I recently tried to get promoted to a managerial position but I was denied because I would be supervising my husband.Workplaces Respond provides Technical Assistance to public agencies, private employers, labor unions, and advocates seeking to promote workplace cultures of support for survivors, and engage in prevention of domestic and sexual violence, harassment, and stalking affecting the workplace.