Valentine's Day is upon us and companies are experiencing workplace romance at
its finest, which is why it is a good time to consider updating or implementing
office romance policies. According to a survey conducted by CareerBuilder, four
out of 10 workers admit to having dated a colleague during their careers, and 31
percent of those relationships resulted in marriage. The survey indicated that
34 percent of employees have dated a more senior person within the company
hierarchy (among which 42 percent have dated their direct supervisor). The
survey further showed that 72 percent of employees "go public" with their office
romance. While many office romances lead to marriage, others may unceremoniously
lead to claims for sexual harassment. Because it is not an uncommon scenario,
companies should take proactive measures to avoid love turning into litigation.

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