I have also dealt with weeping employees, several proposals during company meetings made all the more ironic when the couples divorced several years later.But, in the meatime, our workplace drama included four children, frequent separations, money wars, hours of recriminations, and gossip about the latest chapter.
Try to deal with that in a workplace where both work.A supervisor showing favoritism toward his girlfriend is the least of your potential problems, however.If a relationship between a supervisor and a subordinate or between coworkers ends on a sour note, one of the employees may claim that it wasn’t consensual, that he was sexually harassed, or that she was retaliated against if she receives a poor performance review from her former paramour.Though traditionally maligned for reasons I’m about to get into, office romance can be beneficial for businesses. Lane III, author of , sees employee dating as a way to increase employee engagement.He argues that co-worker couples spend more time at work, take fewer sick days, and are less likely to quit. Cohen As the holiday season and the new year approach, many people are either looking for love or ending relationships. A recent survey revealed that almost half of employees have been involved in an office romance, and 20 percent admit to having met their spouse or long-term significant other while at work.