Chas Rampenthal is general counsel and vice president of product development at Legal Zoom.He's also a former talk radio host (KTLK AM 1150 at Clear Channel) and an entrepreneur himself, as the founder of Legal Endeavor.
This can be especially true in high-growth companies that demand long work hours and tend to hire more single employees.When your routine is work-sleep-work, going out to date does not seem like a real option for many.During 35 years of counseling thousands of married couples, Dr.Warren observed a set of characteristics that seemed to be present in all successful relationships. After extensive research involving thousands of married couples, Dr.Even if it does not violate a written policy, your boss (the CEO or the board) might not care, and view it as a lack of senior management acumen.
Think of it this way: Is the potential relationship worth risking your good job or name?
" While the answer to the first question is pretty simple, the answer to the latter is less obvious.
The legal issue is what I like to call the "amplification" of potential liability that always exists around the employer-employee relationship.
There will foreseeably be claims of favoritism, or even discrimination or harassment.
When a workplace romance sours, it can expose the company to increased liability, since the connection between alleged actors is easier to establish--essentially giving the plaintiff some good ammunition for his or her case.
Just last month, Gary Friedman, the chief executive of Restoration Hardware, stepped down in the middle of the company's public offering. A couple years ago, Hewlett-Packard's chief executive, Mike Hurd, resigned amid accusations of falsifying expense reports to hide a personal relationship with an independent contractor.