Workplace relationships are complicated from the start. When you get along with your co-workers and/or work together for long hours, the line between colleagues and friends can blur eventually. An emotional connection or sexual attraction makes it even more complicated.
Work interactions can mask the moments when friendship moves to romantic relationships, when boundaries begin to weaken, and intimate conversations meant for one's primary partner are instead held with a colleague.
This affair of yours which may not work out later might put you in trouble because the only person you do not want to see after a breakup, is the person you broke up with, and if that person is working at your office, let the God be with you.
Which office does not run on gossips? This situation is just an invitation to literally a scandal that you have invited your way.
SPOTTED! You might just give a glimpse of a peck or holding hands. Now try explaining the world about it.
Rather than focussing on a meeting, you focus on why she got angry when you went for a sutta break with that new girl who'll be working with you.
Whether s/he is or isn't offering you any special 'perk', such as raises or time off, people are going to believe they are. You may even risk turning into the office outcast.
It might be called harassment later on. If your affair ends on the bad note, the chances are that your ex-love might tell the HR you were making unwanted advances. Think how it may impact your career. Even if the affair was consensual, you might always run the risk of a sexual harassment claim from your subordinate who may claim to feel pressured to continue the affair out of fear of losing the job.
If you already have someone in your life and go ahead with an affair at your workplace, chances are high that you would be losing your primary relationship soon.
You will definitely have other distractions in your mind now, and it will take the place of your work slowly.
Once you know that things are not the same as they were, you keep on trying your best to keep it going because you don't want to end things and open the doors for the problem.
Well, you gotta get them under control and stay professional. Good luck with that!