Dating relationships in the
According to a Career Builder survey, interoffice dating has a fairly high success rate--of the 38% of people surveyed that dated a co-worker at least once, 31% went on to marry that co-worker! If you believe the stats of new employees entering the workforce, it might seem so.
But a lot of companies don't let the rank and file decide--they adopt policies that ban or limit workplace dating--all in the name of lowering liability.
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According to the Career Builder survey, some industries are more prone to inter-office dating than others.Hospitality, Financial Services, Transportation and Utilities, Information Technology, and Health Services all topped the list as having higher than average office dating.As a business owner, you might ask: "Where is the legal issue?The legal issue is what I like to call the "amplification" of potential liability that always exists around the employer-employee relationship.There will foreseeably be claims of favoritism, or even discrimination or harassment.