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Should we date our co-workers or allow our employees to date each other? OVERVIEW [top] Changes in the workplace have made romances between co-workers inevitable.
Employees are working longer hours and have less time to socialize outside of work.
A 1995 survey estimated that 80 percent of all employees have either observed or been involved in a romantic relationship at work. The Problems with Employee Dating Even though romantic relationships in the workplace are common, employers have legitimate reasons for concern about employee dating.
The biggest fear is a sexual harassment lawsuit arising from either: Sexual harassment laws prohibit "unwelcome" sexual advances.
Office management “Dealing With Personal Relationships at Work: Dating at Work” In the ever-busy world of entrepreneurial business, we are always at work or thinking about work.
Where else are we going to meet people who share our interests?
Even a consensual relationship, if it goes sour, can result in unwelcome advances, stalking, or other predatory conduct.He says that since both parties are single, and the relationship is consensual, it’s a private matter.I told him I’d check with our attorney about potential legal issues, but I’m concerned that this is an ethics minefield. A: There are numerous ethical issues involved in an owner or CEO or, really, any manager dating an employee.But if a relationship goes awry, she says, it can negatively impact your career and your peace of mind."I can’t imagine if I was dating a person and it went downhill going to work every day and having to see that person.’’There are countless couples who have begun dating while working together, be it in an office, at a restaurant, or on a movie or TV set.
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