HR Strange But True!
February 09, 2012

It’s the holiday of chocolates, flowers, and poetic cards. However, here at HR Strange but True we’re celebrating a different way, by recapping romance-inspired tales from the wacky world of HR.

Lovesick Employee Handcuffs Himself to Co-Worker—A former Taco Bell employee is now facing a felony charge for false imprisonment after allegedly handcuffing himself to a female employee.

Does No Job Mean No Wife?—The difference between women saying “I do” or “I don’t” could be a paycheck, according to a recent survey.

5 Strange But True Tales of Love in the Workplace—Here are some of our favorite Strange but True articles about romance on the job, including famous co-worker couples, workplace weddings, and the best places to date a colleague.

Good News for HR: Down Economy = Fewer Office Romances—The economy seems to be taking a toll on more than peoples’ wallets. A recent survey suggests that rough economic times are impacting relationships, including office romances.

Fired for Love of Football: Green Bay Tie Gets Man Terminated—Love knows no bounds when it comes to—football? At least that was the case for one man, whose tie got him terminated.

Getting Down to Business
If workplace romances are causing problems at your office (or you want to avoid that situation altogether), here are two articles that will help you help you lay down the law on love:

Love in the Workplace: 3 Key Conversations to Have with Employees—To ensure a safe, healthy, and lawsuit-free environment for employees and employers alike, there are three key conversations every organization should be having with its workforce.

Love Contract’ for Dating Co-Workers—Dating among co-workers is almost inevitable, but it can cause employers headaches. That’s why some employers implement “love contracts.”

Do you have any tales of romance in the workplace. Share your story!

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