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.We met at a game company in 2005, and for more than a year were just coworkers.(It later reversed the decision.) Even then, though, surveys showed half of us have had an office fling; and today, a whopping The shameful holiday-party hookup is no longer the primary association with intra-office romance. In some industries, the open business and romantic partnership is even I concede that meeting someone at work makes logical sense.Lines between professional and personal lives are blurrier than ever, partly for practical reasons — even post-recession, most of us are still — and partly for cultural ones.So make sure that there is no PDA at the work place because it does make other people uncomfortable and you never know who might just raise an issue about the same.Chas Rampenthal is general counsel and vice president of product development at Legal Zoom.She, like a lot of professional women in their twenties, is focused on making serious strides in her career before she has to make tough decisions about marriage and kids.
But a lot of companies don't let the rank and file decide--they adopt policies that ban or limit workplace dating--all in the name of lowering liability.But consider this: according to a recent Workplace Options survey, nearly 85% of 18-29 year olds would have a romantic relationship with a co-worker, compared to just over 35% for 30-46 year olds and about 30% of 47-66 year olds.Even more shocking is that 40% of those 18-29 year olds would date their supervisors.Then, despite the risks and "what ifs," we started dating.Now, we're about to hit our second wedding anniversary.He's also a former talk radio host (KTLK AM 1150 at Clear Channel) and an entrepreneur himself, as the founder of Legal Endeavor.