Office Romance

GUESTS: Gary Neuman Psychotherapist and licensed Mental Health Counselor Author, Helping Your Kids Cope With Divorce the Sandcastles Way [Times Books, 1998] Jan Yager Sociologist Author, Friendshifts: The Power of Friendships and How it Shapes Our Lives [Hannacroix Creek, 1997] Author of article, "Workplace Friendships or Office Romance: What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself" Garry Mathiason Partner, Littler Mendelson Law Firm, San Francisco, CA With men and women logging more and more hours at the office, it's no surprise that nearly four in ten Americans have dated a co-worker. On one hand, the workplace is a logical locale for romance: colleagues often have shared interests and mutual friends. But love at work can also be hazardous for both employees and employers, especially if the romance turns sour. A look at changing attitudes about workplace romance and how companies are responding to this growing trend.

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