NEW YORK (FOX5NY.COM) - In the midst of the #MeToo movement, with a wave of workplace misconduct allegations being made public, more people are saying no to getting involved with a coworker. Workplace romance is actually at a 10-year low, according to a survey from the company CareerBuilder.
The survey, conducted by Harris Poll, found 36 percent of workers admitted to dating a coworker, down from 41 percent last year. This comes as more companies change or strengthen their policies on workplace romance.
Katherin Nukk-Freeman is the president of Shift HR Compliance Training. She said that some companies have policies that allow employees to ask out a co-worker only once and if they get turned down they can't ask again.
Other companies make workers sign something called a "love contract," which can include everything from a statement that these employees are aware of the employer's policy on harassment and are entering the relationship on a consensual basis, according to Nukk-Freeman.
While some people say they'd work with the rules in the name of love, others say they'll stay away from any kind of office romance altogether.