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Arguments For and Against Consensual Relationship Agreements

The case study points to be addressed were:
1. Argue for the use of Consensual Relationship Agreements (CRAs) in your current (or future) workplace.
2. Create a counter argument against the use of CRAs in your current (or future) workplace.
3. Discuss the ethical principles involved in the use of CRAs.
4. Create at least one (1) other option besides CRAs that would address workplace romances.

The solution addresses each of these points in a paragraph of so; including three weblinks for articles supporting the various viewpoints.

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1. The typical 8-hour workday results in employees spending a third of their day with peers. With lunch periods and breaks, employees often socially during the workday and it is only natural that discussions will encompass personal topics. Statistics reflect 4 out of 10 relationships from the workplace end in marriage (http://facts.randomhistory.com/dating-and-relationship-facts.html). The argument for a Consensual Relationship Agreement (CRA) is that romances are already occurring; the CRA is simply a means to ensure all parties are protected. By having the parties sign a CRA, this documents the relationship is mutual and not coercive ...

Solution Summary

As people spend many hours in the workplace, relationships amongst employees is on the rise. Some organizations try to minimize liability with consensual relationship agreements (CRA). This case study has arguments for, and against, CRAs. The solution is about 400 words and includes three references.