I carpool with a male coworker, and he and I have become friends.
And if not, is one of you prepared to switch jobs or departments?
If those stakes are too high for you, avoid the office romance so you don't end up crying to your work wife in the bathroom. Grab your boss for a meeting to make he or she aware the situation they end up hearing about it at the proverbial water cooler.
In 2003, 47% of survey respondents admitted to having an office romance, according to Vault.com’s 2003 Office Romance Survey.
Eight years later, in Vault.com’s 2011 Survey, the percentage increased to 59%.
I can certainly see how that might be a concern, but no more of a concern than family members working together, right?
Then, of course, there is the inevitable breakdown of some of these relationships that could run the risk of personal emotions and conflicts being brought into the workplace.He says: “As for reasonable suspicion, the law does not impose any sort of standard that the employer must meet before taking action.That is to say, the employer does not need admissions from the employees, or explicit emails, or video evidence.And you can indeed have a policy that requires one of the parties to move on if a relationship happens.What’s not legal, though, is to always have women be the ones who have to leave.I got into an interesting conversation with a colleague the other day, and I must say, it was one of the few business topics that I haven’t formulated a strong opinion on: workplace dating.