Amor em modo avião
: a problemática jusfundamental das relações amorosas no trabalho no contexto da política “no dating”

  • Diana Ferreira de Matos Coelho (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This dissertation addresses the fundamental issue of romantic relationships in the work context, while trying to understand how it is possible to achieve a balance between, on the one hand, the protection of fundamental and personality rights of workers and, on the other hand, the fundamental freedom of the company to self-regulate and control the environment and the workspace in order to achieve the proposed economic results. We recognize that this is a complex issue, not only because different areas of law intersect – labor law and fundamental rights – but also for the sprinting advance of the new ICT. At the same time, the theme of the dissertation also deals with other scientific areas, such as psychology and sociology, so this is a theme that needs an interdisciplinary global vision. Thus, we will divide our study in the perspective of the worker, on the one hand, and the employer, on the other hand; recognizing the problem as a real conflict between rights. We will also address dismissal, which has often resulted in the response given by companies to intimate or romantic relationships between their workers. Concluding this dissertation, and because law is not merely bibliographic and documentary, we conducted a small practical study, that counted with the participation of 300 people, in which we tried to unveil the experience of the respondents about the problem, as well as their personal beliefs about the best way to resolve it.
Date of Award25 Jan 2023
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorCatarina Santos Botelho (Supervisor)


  • Personality rights
  • Fundamental rights
  • Freedom of enterprise
  • Free development of the worker's personality
  • Right to private and family life
  • Theory of the three spheres
  • Dismissal
  • Romantic relationships at work
  • Affective relationships at work
  • Conflicts between rights


  • Mestrado em Direito

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