Rules about dating coworkers


Your romance may color everyone's judgment with regard to promotions, projects, team building and responsibilities.The relationship could make it more difficult for your department -- and depending on your position, your company -- to operate effectively.Think about how a harassment suit will impact your career. And while you're at it, join some professional associations.

If you’re friendly enough with the person to friend them on Facebook or follow them on Instagram, you’ll likely find photos of the things they love the most there, too, notes Monica O'Neal, Psy.

D., a clinical psychologist and relationship expert.

“Disclosing the relationship and following the rules may potentially protect you and/or your partner from issues related to sexual harassment,” says Rebecca M. D., a professor in the College College of Business at Frostburg State University who studies workplace relationships.

If there are no corporate hurdles standing in your way, the first thing you need to do is find out a stranger’s relationship status. While a ring on a finger is an obvious indicator, photos on someone’s desk or workspace can also be a big clue a person is taken.

Your heart starts beating faster, and blood rushes to your head. Now you're in a relationship with your subordinate. And what happens when it comes to conducting reviews and disciplining your honey? You'll need a lot of energy and concentrated effort to keep your office romance just between the two of you.