where you eat.) But as more Americans postpone marriage until their careers are established—and as hours get longer, with smartphones blurring work and play—it makes sense that attitudes are changing."Older generations saw work as a separate place," says Renee Cowan, Ph.I carpool with a male coworker, and he and I have become friends.He would like to hang out and possibly go to the movies and such things together.According to Psychology Today, nearly 47 percent of US employees have been involved in a workplace romance.
Employers often take one of three approaches, ignore the dating relationships and hope there are no claims of sexual harassment, institute a no tolerance policy for dating, or require employees to formally submit a formal written statement revealing the existence of the relationship.After her exit interview, Cooke sent a letter notifying SGS that she had been involved in a consensual intimate relationship with Harrison during the course of her employment; and that that as a result of this relationship, her fellow employees harassed and ridiculed her.Cooke claims that she wanted to leave the relationship but feared retaliation by Harrison."We took things slowly because we were both very aware that we worked in the same office," she remembers.But the caution was worth it: Five years after that first date, he proposed.He says: “As for reasonable suspicion, the law does not impose any sort of standard that the employer must meet before taking action.