Taylor, Jr.: Short answer: It depends. Many employers have policies addressing workplace relationships and can require you to disclose this to HR upfront—especially if it poses a conflict of interest or could impact the organizations bottom line. Your situation isnt unusual.
Can an employer ask you about your relationship?
Answer: Yes to both of your questions. You can ask both employees about the existence of a romantic relationship and require them to disclose any romantic relationship with any of your other employees.
What questions are you not legally permitted to ask why?
Bottom line: you cannot ask questions that in any way relate to a candidates:Age.Race.Ethnicity.Color.Gender.Sex.Sexual orientation or gender identity.Country of origin.More items •6 Jul 2018
Can HR ask personal questions?
The short answer to this is that yes, they can ask. Whether or not you choose to provide it is up to you. However, an employer can usually legally deny you a position if you refuse. An employer may wish to see your W-2 to confirm if the current salary you claim to earn is true or not, and this is legal.