Office romances: Julia Hartley-Brewer says she'd find it weird if a colleague asked her out for a drink

Google has outlined a tough new policy on office romance

Google has outlined a tough new policy on office romance

Thursday, February 8, 2018

After Google unveiled a strict new policy on office romances, Julia said she'd find it strange if a colleague asked her out for a drink.

Google has warned employees that, if they ask a colleague out and get rebuffed, they are not allowed to ask again.

Our host said that, as she is married with a child, it would be "weird" - but, no matter her circumstances,

On Google's 'one strike and you quit' policy, Julia said it's really about "people learning to read the signs" and accepting when someone's not interested. But, she added, young people don't learn to read such signs because they are glued to their mobiles.

Studio guest Peter Edwards, former editor of the Labour List blog, said office-based flirting "goes on all the time", and told the story about he once asked a colleague out himself.

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