Can I Get In Trouble for Sex with the CEO?

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about an affair: When I started work in July I was instantly attracted to our 39 year old owner/CEO of the company I work for.

I am a 24 year old woman who works as an accounting specialist. When I started work in July I was instantly attracted to our 39 year old owner/CEO of the company I work for. I found out in September that he just finalized his divorce and we started texting. One night after the bar things went further and we ended up having sex. My direct boss (CFO) found out that we had been texting and HR talked to me about how it is a really bad idea to be with the CEO and I should no longer text or call him. We have no rules on not being allowed to date within the company. I want to know if I can now get fired because of the relationship between me and the owner? I also would like to know if he can get in trouble at all? I really don’t want either of us to get in trouble since it was consensual. We both go to work do our jobs and remain professional while at work. I personally don’t think what we do outside of work should matter. However, I love my job and don’t want to lose it.

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