Tips For Dealing With Relationships in The Workplace

Forget online dating sites and apps, one of the most common ways that lovers meet is at work. According to research, about a third of relationships begin by dating someone they met at the workplace.

Well, it is easy to see why as the longer you spend with a person, the more likely you are to get to know them and end up liking them. This is known as the Familiarity Principle.

Starting a relationship with a co-worker is something that most people are not certain about. On one hand, you like the person and you get to see each other more often, meaning you won’t have to worry about what they are up to.

On the other hand, other colleagues might be annoyed or jealous of you and if you’re dating a person senior to you, it can be hard to take orders from them. In this read, we are going to discuss a few tips to help your relationship in the workplace work.

Be Discreet at The Start

You don’t have to broadcast your relationship when it’s in the infant stages. Some workplaces tend to frown on colleagues dating each other and so, you do not need to make it a huge deal until you’re ready to be serious.

Leave Things in The Office

Avoid taking office issues home with you. If you have a problem at work, the last thing you want is to discuss it with your partner after hours as it will only lead to negativity when you ought to be enjoying your time together.

The Walls Have Ears

Regardless of how private you think you are, you can be certain that someone is listening. So, avoid sending each other personal emails on the work computer. This is the fastest way to cause trouble.

Set Your Boundaries

Never risk your job by making the rest of the staff uncomfortable. The workplace is not the ideal place for hugs, kisses, and loving glances of affection displays. You should treat your partner in the same manner that you treat other colleagues.

Keep Your Space

It is easy to get frustrated if you lose your privacy by having a relationship in the workplace. As such, you should set some time to take a break from each other and spend time doing your own hobbies and hanging out with your friends.

Giving your partner the time to miss you is one of the best things in a relationship and so, do not be afraid to put some distance between your every now and then.

If you find yourself in a difficult situation at work regarding relationships or any other employment matters, contact our legal team at DPH Legal. If an employer tried to stop a relationship from continuing at work, they may violate Human Rights or even face a discrimination claim.

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as formal legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of this article. Specific legal advice should be sort tailored to the individual circumstances in all cases.

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