5 Tips To Keep Office Romances From Blooming Into Lawsuits

By Abigail Rubenstein (February 5, 2013, 7:32 PM EST) -- With Valentine's Day approaching, love is in the air, but when Cupid points his arrows toward the workplace, it can create liability for employers. Here, employment lawyers share their tips for preventing office romances from turning into legal entanglements. 

Some relationships between colleagues blossom into happy marriages, but not all do, and when an office romance does turn sour, it can lead to allegations of sexual harassment. And even happy relationships have the potential to leave employers vulnerable to hostile work environment claims from other co-workers based on perceived sexual favoritism.

Given the potential for costly legal battles, attorneys say employers...

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