Valentine's Day | Should work romance be a taboo?

Should work romance be a taboo?

Romance in the workplace has been something of a hot and steamy topic over the last few years, with tales of illicit rendezvous between colleagues hitting headlines. Most will have read about the former McDonald’s boss, Steve Easterbrook, who was forced from his role in 2019 amidst claims of “poor judgement” following a consensual relationship with an employee. Plenty will have previously clicked on the story revealing that former British Airways Chief Executive, Willie Walsh, was involved with a colleague – something the airline insisted had nothing to do with his subsequent departure. A quick Google search shows that even everyone’s favourite daytime presenters, Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, have admitted to workplace flings – albeit not with...

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