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Know What To Do When Cupid Comes To Work

Janet S. Hayes

By: Janet Hayes

February is just around the corner. While Cupid sharpens his arrows, employers ponder what to do when those arrows strike at the workplace.

Polls report that anywhere from 38 to 59 percent of employees have dated a co-worker or participated in a workplace romance. No doubt some of those employees went on to enjoy sincere, long-term relationships with enhanced job performance and satisfaction.

Often, however, workplace relationships spawn hurt feelings, charges of favoritism and polarizing tension. When the relationships go south, tension is amplified, and legal claims of sexual harassment and retaliation often follow.

Read the full story in the Knoxville News Sentinel.