What a tricky question. I doubt he would be breaking any laws, but he could be susceptible to a civil lawsuit or violating a company policy. You aren't going to get in trouble. And you have asked an intelligent and articulate legal question, so your IQ can't be that low!
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You might consider marriage.
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If your employer has a work-rule that prohibits such relationships, then both you and the manager are vulnerable to termination on that factual basis.
I share the reaction of the other attorneys here that your question is well-articulated and rational. But the conduct you propose to engage in is risky and not in your best interests. Still, it is a mistake that plenty of people without mental illness or impaired IQ's make and continue to make. But it is a mistake nonetheless, and it will result in unhappiness of one sort or another. Consider not making this mistake.
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