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I have worked for a company almost 30 years and have been in upper management for over 20 of those years. My Father in Law is the owner of the business and his daughter (my wife) is the only other officer in the company besides My Father in Law. I hired my best friend and within 6 months my best friend and my wife had an affair. The owner fired my best friend but continued to pay him for almost 2 years. My wife (now ex wife) received no punishment. Is this a legal procedure, and if it is not how should it have been handled?

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There is no law requiring an employer to take action against employees engaged in such unethical behavior. Generally, employers prohibit such behaviors out of fear of claims of sexual harassment. There is no obligation for an employer to take adverse action against either party involved in an affair.

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