Conflict of interest dating
Even though the company did not, in general, prohibit employees from dating, it did preclude it when a superior gets involved with a subordinate especially when the former conducts performance evaluations of the employee.The reason is a potential conflict of interest exists that could taint the evaluation process because it compromises the objective judgment that should take place in performance evaluations.
After all, for some employees they spend more time at the office than at home.CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY FOR UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH EMPLOYEES August 2010 1.Application of this Policy This Policy applies to University of Guelph employees who are not members of the University of Guelph Faculty Association (“Employees”).External Activity means any activity of an Employee outside the scope of her/his employment with the University undertaken as part of a commercial or volunteer enterprise.Relationship means any relationship of the Employee to persons of his or her immediate family whether related by blood, adoption, marriage, or common-law relationship, and any relationship of an intimate and/or financial nature during the preceding five years, any student-supervisor relationship, or any other past or present relationship that may give rise to a reasonable apprehension of bias Supervisor means the person to whom an Employee reports or, in the case of a committee, the committee Chair. Specific Conflicts Without restricting the generality of this Policy, the following circumstances may give rise to Conflicts of Interest: i) participating in or influencing the outcome of the appointment, hiring, promotion, supervision or evaluation of a person with whom the Employee has or has had a Relationship; ii) directing a student or Employee to carry out tasks of a personal nature; iii) directing a student or Employee to carry out work for a company or firm in which the Employee or a member of his/her immediate family has a financial interest; iv) using information that is not available to the general public, acquired as a result of the Employee’s University activities, for personal gain or other unauthorized purpose; v) acceptance by an Employee of a gift from any of the following persons or entities if a reasonable person might conclude that the gift could influence the employee when performing his or her duties to the University: a) a person, group or entity that has dealings with the University; b) a person, group or entity to whom the Employee provides services in the course of his or her duties to the University; c) a person, group or entity that seeks to do business with the University.
ii) A Conflict of Interest may also be reported to a Supervisor by any other person.