The reason: an internal inquiry into his relationship with a 26-year-old female employee. As companies grow and add employees, you will often see signs of budding workplace relationships.
This can be especially true in high-growth companies that demand long work hours and tend to hire more single employees.
Even if it does not violate a written policy, your boss (the CEO or the board) might not care, and view it as a lack of senior management acumen.
Think about how much more face time she tries to get with you.
Sure, she just may be a great girl, but you've noticed you seem to get the special treatment when it comes to her.
She offers to grab you a cup of coffee for the Friday wrap up meeting or stay late to help you finish up a project.
But consider this: according to a recent Workplace Options survey, nearly 85% of 18-29 year olds would have a romantic relationship with a co-worker, compared to just over 35% for 30-46 year olds and about 30% of 47-66 year olds.
Even more shocking is that 40% of those 18-29 year olds would date their supervisors.
In a better scenario, coworkers would find it easier to claim that an employee received preferential treatment from a supervisor he or she is dating.