Boss dating an employee

In fact, some organizations have policies that prohibit these types of relationships.

According to's 2010 Office Romance Survey, almost 60 percent of respondents admitted to having participated in some form of workplace romance.

It's a very fun and active job for the people on my team  (they are 21 to 24 years old, and I am 26) but the turnover is high. One of our employees, Megan, started on my team last fall and it was pretty obvious that she and I were attracted to each other. I dropped Megan off at her house, and one thing led to another. Megan hasn't said a word about it to me since then and I haven't said anything either. I guess it was a one-time thing although I would definitely be happy to date Megan.

The company rules specifically prohibit managers dating their employees. No one would say Megan and I are dating, so is our hookup a non-issue? I don't think this counts as sexual harassment because Megan was into it but I'm not about to ask our regional HR manager Elizabeth what to do next. That being said, there's a good reason why employers don't want their supervisors to date employees on their teams.

If you two are still interested in seeing one another socially one of you has to get another job.

In the meantime, since everything is impermanent anyway, if I were you I'd get my resume and Linked In profile ready for action, just on general principles.

Another employee could claim that they weren't treated as well as they should have been on the job because unlike Megan, they weren't sleeping with the boss.If you manage a team in your next job, don't go out to bars after work with your team members.If she says "That's okay Tyler, I had a great time and I hope we can go out for real sometime" you can say "I would be totally into that Megan.Once you apologize to Megan for your misstep, back off and say no more about it.If she says "That's okay Tyler, I had a great time and I hope we can go out for real sometime" you can say "I would be totally into that Megan.

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