1 in 10 U.K. workers has had sex in the office: Survey

Office romance more appealing to men than women
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 01/30/2012

More than one in 10 (11 per cent) of United Kingdom employees have admitted to having sex in the office, according to a recent survey by Maris Interiors. And it's not just one-off events — seven per cent of the 402 workers surveyed claim that this is a practice they indulge in regularly.

"For the 11 per cent of people having sex in their office, I would recommend trying not to get caught. You may well be in breach of your employment contract if you're thought to be bringing the company's reputation into disrepute,” said Claire Walker, HR partner at Maris Interiors. “And even if your job is safe, it will make for pretty embarrassing chats around the water cooler."

When asked if they would ever consider a liaison in the office, 44 per cent of men said that they would, compared to 27 per cent of women.

Of those who admitted to relations at work, the most popular location was the employee's own desk (38 per cent), with other settings including the meeting room (14 per cent), the car park (12 per cent), the washroom (eight per cent) and the boss' desk (five per cent).

Unsurprisingly, the majority (94 per cent) occurred outside of normal office hours, found the survey.

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