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Company no-couples policy: Who should quit?

A situation arose in a family, the man earns £30,000 a year and the wife earns £50,000 a year and they work in the same company. One of them has to leave the job because it's the company's new policy that couples will no more be tolerated. Who do you think should leave the job with effective reasons?

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    Jul 17 2013: What sort of company has a no couples policy? It doesn't sound like one I would want to work for. That said, I would sit down with my spouse and come to a joint decisión if our relationship was already public knowledge.
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    Jul 16 2013: I can't imagine a reason why the husband would stay, this isn't the 1950's.
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    Jul 17 2013: I would say husband and wife should sit down and talk about it; and reason, and put into consideration all the other factors that outsiders (you and i) are not aware of, but are real to their relationship; so that in the end they can decide what is best for the two of them as one; not just for one of them.
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    Jul 17 2013: Neither.
    Just don't let people know you're in a couple. Or end the relationship if it's not too serious.
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    Jul 17 2013: Neither or both. Over here it would be up to the company to demonstrate that the presence of couples is negatively affecting their performance, otherwise the company would end up at the unfair dismissal tribunal.
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    Jul 16 2013: This should be decided by the couple between themselves, it is not fair that the man should leave just because he earns less, yet it is also not fair that the woman should leave because the man "should take care of the family". This should be an internal decisions, and furthermore, I find it strange that the company should interfere in the personal lives of others.
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    Jul 16 2013: This should depend on who has the best options elsewhere.