Has Your Boss Banned Office Romances?By Maris Interiors Llp, PRNE
Monday, April 4, 2011
LONDON, April 5, 2011 - One in twenty employees have had office romances banned by
their boss, according to a recent survey conducted by office design company
Maris Interiors. 5% of those surveyed have either had relationships with
colleagues banned in their contracts, or specifically discouraged by bosses.
And it's not just Jeremy Clarkson who's found love at the
workplace: 56% of those questioned admitted to an office romance. Quite often
it proved to be more than a fumble in the stationery cupboard, as 22% said
that a "long term relationship" developed at work.
Human Resources Partner at Maris Interiors, Claire Walker
warns however that bosses might be on dodgy legal ground by banning
relationships at work. "The Human Rights Act 1998 gives everyone the right to
a private life."
"As long as there has been no misconduct, such as sharing of
confidential data, employees shouldn't feel worried about their jobs.
Besides, we can't sack 56% of the UK's workforce!"
NOTES FOR EDITOR
1. Maris Interiors LLP is the UK's leading specialist in
workplace design and creation. The company design and create world class
working environments for occupiers throughout the UK and continental Europe.
Their team of experts have extensive and in-depth knowledge of how good
design can substantially improve business performance, save substantial
amounts of money and help retain and attract key people.
2. 170 people participated in the survey, conducted between
21st - 25th March 2011.
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