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5 Ways Employers Can Avoid Office Romance Woes

Law360, New York (February 12, 2015, 8:00 PM EST) -- Valentine's Day is fast approaching, reminding employers that workers are susceptible to getting pricked by one of Cupid's many arrows. 

Romantic relationships between employees can open the door to problems ranging from allegations of favoritism to legal claims of discrimination and sexual harassment, and while an outright ban on workplace hookups may sound wise, lawyers warn that such a blanket prohibition usually isn't practical.

“Banning love? Good luck with that,” said Jackson Lewis PC shareholder Marjorie Kaye. “I don't see that working, but you can manage these relationships in the workplace.”

Though the concerns related to office relationships exist year-round, Feb....

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