If your employer has a policy against inter-office romances, you could both lose your job.
If your employer is threatening to enforce this policy, you may want to consult with an employer, have them review your office policy and discuss the circumstances of your relationship and any threats of termination from your employer. However, there may not be anything the attorney could do.
One of you may simply need to find a new job if you do not want to end your relationship.
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If the company policy prohibits managers and employees from having a relationship, then yes, one or both could potentially lose their jobs. Check with either the store HR manager, or if you are worried about being "discovered" you could probably check with the regional HR manager more discretely.
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A manager can be fired for any reason. violating a policy against dating coworkers would certainly form a basis for termination.
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