How ever of course If you have never seen the show I suggest you do. Cohen As the holiday season and the new year approach, many people are either looking for love or ending relationships. A recent survey revealed that almost half of employees have been involved in an office romance, and 20 percent admit to having met their spouse or long-term significant other while at work.Perhaps that makes sense given the amount of time we spend at work: In an office relationship, you can relate to the struggles someone faces from 9 to 5, says Brownlee.
Related: How to Handle Emotional Outbursts at Work 1. When it becomes clear that a romance is blossoming, those involved need to come clean to their supervisors, Sanchez says.
But when love in the workplace goes sour, it may expose the company to potential legal liabilities.
In most cases, relationships between coworkers don’t pose a threat to employers.
"You used to be able to just say ' No office romances' but today, they'll just go underground.
Then, if you find out, you're forced to fire them because they violated your no-romance policy," she says.
Relationships between supervisors and subordinates do create problems, though.