Monday, October 26, 2009

Deja vu all over again?

Workplace romances. Now that you've uttered your collective groans, here's another story to put in the "See, I told you so" category.

ESPN announced last night that its baseball analyst Steve Phillips was no longer employed with the network. Why? Phillips admitted last Wednesday that he had an affair with a production assistant at ESPN. This apparently was not the first act of indiscretion in the workplace by Phillips, whose last (publicized, anyway) one resulted in a sexual harassment claim and pre-suit settlement.

No new advice comes out of this story; it serves as a very public reminder of why workplace romances are a volatile lot and should be taken very seriously, even if consensual.

No comments: