With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, here are some issues for employers to consider when addressing workplace romances.
As much as an employer might like to, attempting to establish a complete ban on workplace romances is not a good idea for a number of reasons.
Certainly, many employees worry about their jobs and what a workplace romance might do to their job security and relationships with other co-workers.
In any other dating scenario, you might be eager to jump in bed with your crush a week after meeting, but in this case, rush.
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.
Get to know the new guy as a friend before you two cross the line.
Not only will this ensure you're only crossing said line for someone who may actually be worth it, but you'll also know a bit more about integrity, which will probably make you feel more comfortable as you two enter into a delicate situation.2. If things don't work out and there's a messy breakup, are you prepared to still see or interact with this person every day?