Office liaisons can lift hearts—or just raise eyebrows

It’s business time: What to do when co-workers hook up.

It’s business time: What to do when co-workers hook up

There’s something brewing in your office. And it’s not coffee, though it could be sweet—and steamy.

With workplace trysts very much in the news, we thought we’d take a look at office romances—beginning, middle and end, from the sidelines and in the thick of it.

A dalliance between two employees probably doesn’t start over a candlelit dinner, but with a lingering cubicle “hello.” Some crushes might lead to the altar; then again, you could end up with something ugly—maybe not blackmail, but taking a measured approach couldn’t hurt.

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A tryst treatise?

You’re not alone if your company doesn’t have a written dating policy—experts said most companies don’t. If you’re considering drafting or communicating one, look at these two examples:

1. Helaine Olen, co-author of “Office Mate: The Employee Handbook for Finding—and Managing—Romance on the Job” doesn’t advocate guidelines for office romances. Instead, she encourages dating employees to write an “office pre-nup” to state how they’ll behave if they break up.

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