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A Survival Guide for Working with Bad Bosses: Dealing with Bullies, Idiots, Back-Stabbers, and Other Managers from Hell by Gini Graham Scott Ph.D.

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Chapter 33. Sex and Faxes

As people today spend more of their time in the workplace, office romances are blossoming. But they can be disruptive, and when they involve a boss and an employee, they can be grounds for sexual harassment if the subordinate later complains. They could provide the grounds for a “hostile workplace environment” if other employees were to find out and complain. These are both reasons that these boss-employee relationships are now prohibited in most company policy manuals. Not only can the romance lead to problems for the employee should things go bad and lead to a messy breakup, but others in the office can experience feelings of jealousy, complain about favoritism, and feel their own promotional opportunities jeopardized ...

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