Managers are expected to follow and enforce the Company’s Romantic Relationships at Work Policy, found in the Luxottica Employee Guide.

Romantic relationships in the workplace at any level are not encouraged.  Employees who elect to engage in a romantic relationship with other employees or applicants do so with the understanding that the relationship may be subject to review by the Company.  If any negative impact on the workplace occurs, including actual or perceived favoritism, distraction, fighting or other inappropriate behavior, the Company will treat such conduct as a performance issue.

Romantic relationships between supervisors and subordinates are strictly prohibited.

Examples:

  • Store managers may not date anyone in their store (includes all levels of managers and supervisors)
  • Field managers may not date anyone in their region
  • Vice presidents may not date anyone in their group or department

The Company reserves the right to prohibit dating in other situations where the Company determines that a romantic Relationship may be detrimental to the Company’s business interests.

The Company further reserves the right to transfer employees, make alterations to their duties and responsibilities, place one of the employees outside the reporting relationship, or where the foregoing is not feasible, terminate the employment relationship in order to address work performance issues, actual or perceived favoritism, actual or perceived conflicts of interest, or any other bona fide operational or business concern that stems from the romantic relationship between employees. The Company will evaluate any given situation on a case-by-case basis to determine whether any of the above-noted concerns are triggered and if so, what the appropriate course of action may be.

If a romantic relationship between a leadership employee and subordinate exists or develops, the participants are required to report their relationship to the leadership employee’s manager and HR. If an employee knows that he/she is being considered for a job change such as a promotion or transfer or has requested a job change, he/she must disclose whether the proposed change would result in a violation of this policy.  The Company may decline to authorize a job change to prevent a violation of this policy.  Managers and subordinates who misrepresent, hide, or fail to promptly disclose any such romantic relationship may be subject to corrective action.

Job Promotions & Transfers: If an employee knows that he/she is being considered for a job change such as a promotion or transfer or has requested a job change, he/she must disclose whether the proposed change would violate the Company’s Romantic Relationships at Work Policy.

Please see the Romantic Relationships at Work Policy found in the Luxottica Employee Guide for more detailed information.