The Acas report Mind Over Machines: New technology and employment relations [584kb] looks at the connections between the introduction of new workplace technologies and employment relations.
And while to some, workplace romances may seem harmless, they, in fact, can lead to serious problems, says Charles A.
Pierce, an associate professor of management in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis, whose research interests include workplace romance and sexual harassment.
People inherently understand and are attracted to others who “understand” that part of their life.”Another draw of getting involved with a co-worker is the excitement coupled with the “safety” of dating somebody you’ve already gotten to know.
Gregg Ward, Workplace Consultant puts it this way: “There are a lot of “creeps” (both men and women) out there in the world; dating and falling for someone you work with is a lot easier/safer than trying to meet someone in clubs, bars, etc.