Do: Know Your Company’s Policy Every company tends to have a bit of a different policy when it comes to dating among colleagues.
The longer answer is, while it IS complicated, there are ways to make dating a coworker work. If you both work for a big company with hundreds of employees, or if you work in different branches or different locations, then in most cases dating a coworker is fine. You aren’t interacting with each other and other coworkers on a daily basis.
Some companies permit office relationships so long as it’s not between a superior and subordinate.
These relationships are fraught with danger including a conflict of interests in performance evaluation.
All employees should be treated fairly and it becomes difficult for a superior to treat someone he or she is dating the same as another employee with no such relationship.
Moreover, charges of sexual harassment may follow if the relationship goes south.