If you’re considering hooking up with someone you work with (even if “considering” = creepily staring at from across the room, completely unbeknownst to that person), I strongly advise you read these tips first. One of the great injustices of society is that most of us are expected to show up someplace 5 days a week and perform a task in exchange for money.It sucks, but until we all leave to form a Utopian Society on Mars, that’s the way it’s going to be. “My ex-girlfriend would come to my office, and when I told her I was busy, she would get offended,” said one guy I talked to. Suddenly, Cupid shoots his arrow, and it hits the person in the next office. If things do work out, one of you may have to go, because it's against company policy to date fellow employees. Let's say you become involved with someone in your department, and you receive a promotion. Better start popping extra vitamins and heighten your sense of discretion.
This can only lead to problems in the long run and can damage your reputation. If you think it’s too intrusive to put a complete and utter kibosh on love at work, consider setting some parameters such as no romancing (or hooking up with) subordinates.
New York and California have privacy laws that prohibit companies from making or enforcing rules against dating, but in other states, you are free to set policy as you like.
There are several different types of workplace romance policies you can put into place depending on the size and nature of your organization: Image source: HR.
Likely she will act differently, letting others know she is privileged and that they had better not disagree with her.
I have worked several places where the boss was dating one of the employees and in two out of three cases, it was a cancer in the workplace.