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Should we date our co-workers or allow our employees to date each other? OVERVIEW [top] Changes in the workplace have made romances between co-workers inevitable.
Just last month, Gary Friedman, the chief executive of Restoration Hardware, stepped down in the middle of the company's public offering. A couple years ago, Hewlett-Packard's chief executive, Mike Hurd, resigned amid accusations of falsifying expense reports to hide a personal relationship with an independent contractor.
The reason: an internal inquiry into his relationship with a 26-year-old female employee. As companies grow and add employees, you will often see signs of budding workplace relationships.
Employees are working longer hours and have less time to socialize outside of work.