Dating someone at the office
Logically then, catching feelings for a co-worker is not out-of-place.Considering how people turn up their nose at the prospect though, acting on those feelings and actually pursuing a relationship can well be said to be a different thing entirely.We all know how something starts but are never certain of the end. Basically there was no respect, there was nothing... If peradventure, things don't go as planned, working in the same space with the person will most likely not be cool depending on how things ended (not everyone has the mature streak in them).“Will both parties be able to drop the relationship and its entitlements at the gate of the office building? Many employers see the idea of employees dating one another as potentially threatening productivity or even opening up too much liability for the employer. First, let’s look at some of the most common reasons employers may desire to curb employees’ desire for one another.The employers may fear: Can an Employer Prohibit Employees from Dating One Another?
In practical terms, it can be incredibly difficult to enforce, too.
(And I say this as someone who's had a failed office romance.
The aftermath was unpleasant, but it was worth a try.) Of course, before you start sending roses and invitations to this woman's desk, there are a few things to consider.
(Check your state and local laws for exceptions, which do exist and are usually centered on employee privacy or limitations for employers on prohibiting nonwork activities.) However, even if legal, banning any work romantic involvement can come with its own consequences.
Many people meet at work before beginning a romantic relationship.