How to approach dating a coworker
If she can make her looks work for her, who are you to stop it?
Sarah, a 30-year-old graphic designer, met Matt through a colleague at the imaging tech company where they both worked.
D., who studies workplace interactions at Maryland's Frostburg State University.
Relationships with coworkers at your level or in different departments are less of a headache, and policies tend to reflect that.
Because seriously, where else are you going to meet someone these days?
No, Really: Avoid the Boss According to HR consultant Laurie Ruettimann, most written policies prohibit employees from dating only a direct boss or subordinate. Experts spoke with discourage manager-subordinate romances because they create the perception (or reality) of favoritism; in a worst-case scenario, both parties could be fired or dragged through a harassment lawsuit.