Wow, how things change. A little less than a year ago, Mike Pence was criticized, and mocked by some, for having a personal policy, while in Congress, of not dining with women alone (or going to events where alcohol was served unless his wife went, too). People, most of whom already didn’t like Vice President Pence, were aghast. It’s discrimination, they said. It’s unfair to women; it’s another example of the glass ceiling.
And we now read about Google and Facebook having company policies that employees can only ask out co-workers once. If they are turned down, they can’t ask again.1 Doug Smith, a lawyer at Jackson Lewis in Pittsburgh, recommends that companies have strict rules against managers dating anyone further down in the company. And he says companies are doing it.