She’s been working in the corporate world for over 15 years, with experience across multiple diverse departments including HR, sales, marketing, IT, commercial development, and training.
Or that as employees work longer hours, the office has become the only available place to meet people?
Maybe the truth is that in spite of conventional wisdom, not office romances are destined for failure.
Or does that overstep boundaries and put too much restriction on an employee’s personal life?
Legally speaking, in most states an employer can enact a policy that prohibits employees from dating one another.
Depending on the circumstances, failing to do so could cost you a raise, a promotion – or even your job.
Of course, warnings about the dangers of workplace dating and office hookups are nothing new.
Yet 40% of workers admitted they did so in a 2013 Career Builder survey – and we have no reason to believe that number has gone down since then.
As summertime rolls around, inevitably relationships will begin to spring up.
Despite all the cautionary tales regarding the dangers of office romance, countless employees wind up in relationships with co-workers every year.
And as you might expect when two people try to maintain both a business and emotional relationship – while spending virtually every waking hour together keeping the whole thing a secret – workplace dating often ends in tears.
So, can an employer do something about these concerns?