Working closely with different people sometimes sparks some emotions between coworkers, and you could find yourself falling in love with your assistant.
It is something that you may not be able to control, especially if you really know the person well.
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If you do fall in love with your subordinate, then you will need to manage your relationship without affecting work or losing the professional atmosphere at the office.
There is no harm in having some romance, as long as you know how to mix business with pleasure in a decent way.
“Additionally, if the relationship ends, one of the employees may claim the relationship was not consensual, that the employee was sexually harassed, or that that employee was retaliated against if that employee receives a poor performance review from the former paramour,” says Zoller.
This often leads to morale problems with other employees who may believe that preferential treatment is being given to the sexually active co-worker.
The second is the loss of internal checks and balances if the manager and subordinate have any control over the association's monies.