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Workplace Romance

Full-time employees spend more than 2,000 hours a year with their co-workers. It's no wonder relationships, whether friendships or romances, take root. But while romances can lead to workplace drama, friendships often help employees feel positive connections to the workplace.
Workplace Romances Can Be Tricky, But Friendships Boost Retention
SHRM | Feb 2023

Over a quarter (27 percent) of U.S. workers are in a workplace romance or have been in one before, and love is the driving force.
New SHRM Survey: Workplace Romance 2023 - Press Release
2023 Workplace Romance Infographic - Infographic
SHRM | Feb 2023

Dangerous Liaisons
SHRM | Aug 2022

Do I need to reveal my workplace romance? Ask HR
SHRM CEO via USA Today | Dec 2022

Workplace Romance Statistics: Survey Shows Employees Regularly Engage In Office Relationships
Forbes | Apr 2023

SHRM Online Resources

Employee Dating Policy
Anti-harassment Policy and Complaint Procedure
Personal Relationships Policy
Consensual Relationship Agreement

What are the pros and cons of a "consensual relationship" contract?

Law Firm Articles

Beware of “Be Mine” in the Workplace
Robinson Cole | Feb 2023

When Love Is "On The Air" At Work
Fisher Broyles | Dec 2022

Recent Scandals Highlight Issues for Employers in Navigating Workplace Romances
Ogletree | Oct 2022

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