How to survive an office romance

Jarrod Sierocki

Despite having to pay all of Seven West’s legal costs, Amber Harrison has no regrets about going public about her affair with Tim Worner. CREDIT: ABC/7:30 Report

Co-worker chemistry can be irresistible, but it’s best to tread carefully.

YOUR eyes meet over the photocopier and the chemistry is electric.

But should you indulge your workplace attraction, and can your boss put a stop to it?

It must be said that office romances are inevitable to some degree; with all the time that Australians spend toiling away, it is little wonder that so many of us find love in the workplace.

But is having an office affair illegal?

If you read the news this week, it would seem that there are certainly problems that can arise when mixing carnal passion with your career.

But if two colleagues embark on a consensual personal relationship, there’s not much an employer can do to stop them. In fact, there is no Australian law which says it can’t happen.

Where the problems arise is if an employer has a poli…

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