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American Apparel bans office romance

American Apparel has reportedly introduced new rules that ban staff members from dating each other, as it seeks a fresh start after sacking founder Dov Charney.

According to a Bloomberg report, employees are now forbidden from engaging in office romances after the company’s code of ethics was updated.

Charney was sacked as chief executive last month for alleged misconduct. The board had suspended him six months earlier.

He had faced numerous sexual harassment allegations and was accused of violating the chain’s sexual-harassment policies.

American Apparel appointed its first female chief executive to replace him in December, Paula Schneider, a veteran fashion executive who has worked at brands including BCBG Max Azria.

The company also revealed last month that it has received a takeover bid from Irving Place Capital, which values the company at between $226m and $243m (£145m-£156m).

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