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.
Retaliation includes any adverse action taken against an employee for filing a complaint or supporting another employee’s complaint under a variety of laws.
The most common type of retaliation claim involves an employee who alleges that she was first harassed or discriminated against and later punished for making a complaint to her employer or a relevant federal agency.
Written by Harriet Meyerson, founder of The Confidence Center. Get your Employee Morale Assessment, Confidence Quiz, and Employee Morale Tips e Newsletter at
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.
If you're smart, you will deal with the real world and anticipate plenty of bloodshed before this tale concludes.
Employers also must be careful not to retaliate against employees who file Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) complaints of harassment or discrimination.
Employers also must be wary of violating USERRA by discriminating against applicants or current employees.