Question: Can I be fired for having a relationship with a coworker?

While being friends with a coworker doesnt mean you can be fired from your job, you could get fired if your relationship causes a disruption at work. Rather than risk losing a job for your relationship, keep all of your personal relationships out of the workplace, even if they are with coworkers.

Can an employer fire you for dating a coworker?

As a California employee, you cannot be fired solely because you are dating a co-worker. While employers are permitted to implement anti-fraternization policies in the workplace, your employers control over your off-the-clock life should be limited.

Are workplace romances common?

More than half of employees have engaged in an office romance. According to the survey, produced by job site Vault.com, 58% of employees have engaged in a romantic relationship with a colleague. A surprising 72% of those over 50 years old have been romantically involved with a coworker.

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