Amorous accountants involved in an office fling had better watch their step, because their company could end up being sued… by someone not involved in the relationship.
Hopefully, this will turn out to be a case of ‘only in America’, and California in particular, but TS was surprised to see that two female prison workers successfully sued over ‘sexual favouritism’ because the boss was having affairs with at least three of his other employees.
TS wonders what the long-term repercussions of such a ruling will be. If an FD gets caught out having a fling with member of the finance team, does that mean they will have to sleep with the rest of the team to avoid litigation? And obviously, with firms being equal opportunity employers, it will mean everyone.
So the next time you’re eyeing up an attractive assistant, have a quick look around the rest of the office before deciding if it’s worth the effort.
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