Dating in workplace

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Your coworkers do not need to know the intimate details of your romance," she says.

"No posting information or photos about your latest love interest on Facebook or sending tweets about it.

If it's just about sex -- a dalliance, an extramarital affair or a relationship entered into with the intention of moving up the career ladder -- coworkers and companies tend to frown on love relationships in the workplace.

I checked out current research on workplace romance to answer Tina Turner's proverbial question.

This includes kissing, hugging, hand-holding, or even staring at each other from across the room.

These rules should be followed in the office as well as at social work events, such as parties and happy hours with your coworkers.

According to a Payscale office romance report, 15% of the 42,000 respondents said they would date someone they work with.

And one out of five people who gave romance with a coworker a shot ended up marrying their relationship private.

Example: A young employee and her boss engaged in consensual sexual intercourse on four occasions.

"Another downside to workplace relationships occurs when a love affair dissolves.

You may still have to see or work with the person," says Pachter.

Although some companies chose to have no policy on dating, that leaves them open to potential liability if a supervisor is shown to have sexually harassed a subordinate, for example, by giving a poor performance review to a former partner.

To avoid this, companies institute various types of dating policy.

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