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That percentage is up significantly over the last fifteen years.
Many organizations forbid intimate relationships even outside supervisory relationships.
If romance becomes sexual harassment, supervisors should know what to do to take immediate action.
To answer Tina Turner's proverbial question, current research on workplace romance was reviewed.
Have a formal, written sexual harassment policy that is posted, appears in the employee handbook and is listed on all company policy documents.
The sexual harassment policy should address how a sexual harassment claim will be handled.
Amy Nicole Salvaggio, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Tulsa, conducted a study of nearly 200 full-time workers in a variety of workplaces.
Her findings indicated that most respondents do not mind seeing a romance develop between two unmarried colleagues. Poe, an HR freelance writer, also found in a Society for Human Resource Management white paper that adulterous affairs were a problem in some workplaces.