Dating sex direct
In another instance, one prominent Goldman alumna recalls being taken to dinner by her boss, who spent much of the dinner explaining to her how, if they weren’t working together, he would like to be dating her.She reported it the next day; later, another female employee made a similar complaint and, a pattern having been established, the banker was fired.In the discrimination lawsuit, for instance, the Goldman banker alleged to have groped a 26-year-old associate reported it himself to human resources the next day.(She didn’t report it for two years, which appears to have worked against her).Human resources departments like to be informed of employee relationships—in case they go sour and result in professional trouble or litigation- but they are rarely kept in the loop.The hothouse airlessness of most investment banking culture, with its 15-hour days and shared travel arrangements, inevitably leads to stretched boundaries.
Last year, a managing director kissed an associate in view of others at the firm, according to a person familiar with the situation.
Goldman isn’t particularly unusual in having a disclosure policy; it’s just unusual because people seem to follow it.
This is, it’s fair to say, because the firm plays an outsize role in its employees’ lives, becoming a source of professional relationships, friendships, and often, marriages.
A group of women recently filed a sex-discrimination lawsuit against Goldman Sachs.
But as Heidi Moore explains, the company’s dating rules may be a bigger problem than strip clubs and groping in the hallways. The Goldman culture is hard enough to crack if you’re a man; it is more than a touch harder for women.