Romantic as it may sound, workplace romance may produce complications. At the very least, it may lead to sexual harassment cases.
Based on the data gathered by Shanti Atkins, president of San Francisco –based ELT , Inc., workplace sexual harassment cases listed a total average verdict of $1.9 million and average settlement of $376,000 million from 2005 through 2008.
Over the past months, at least, two high-profile workplace scandals demonstrated the perils of office romance. Talk show host David Letterman and South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford exemplified what not to do in a workplace.
Letterman confessed having sexual relationships with his employees while Sanford used public funds to sustain his amorous relationship with his mistress.
While workplace could be a possible place for finding a life-partner, it is advised that relationships between and among employees and employers should be kept on a professional level.