How to Manage Office Romances

In the award-winning American TV series The Office, a small Pennsylvania workplace is rife with romantic relationships that would horrify any actual HR department. Despite its overdramatized relationships, the comedy sitcom isn’t too off base regarding the real-life ubiquitousness of in-office romantic relationships. One-third of adults in the U.S. are or have been in a workplace romance, according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). This can, unfortunately, create a minefield of problems for all involved, especially considering 6% of office romances resulted in legal action.

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