Where a member of the academic staff or a teaching assistant and a student are in a close personal relationship such that there is, or may be perceived to be, a conflict of interest or possible favouritism, then the staff member or teaching assistant shall decline or terminate a supervisory or evaluative role with respect to that student, and, where necessary, make appropriate alternative arrangements for the supervision and evaluation of the student’s work. For the purposes of this chapter, a close personal relationship shall include spouses, parent and child, siblings, and consensual amorous relationships. The alternative arrangements for supervision and evaluation shall be made in confidence and shall not prejudice the status of the student, staff member or teaching assistant. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as condoning consensual amorous relationships between academic staff or teaching assistants and students. For some, it’s just hard to meet new people, and after-work-socializing functions provide an easy way to do that.Conflicts of interest are rife in all areas of human endeavor, including medicine.Dealing with them is often difficult, because various disclosure remedies are sometimes too weak, while explicit prohibitions against participation in certain forms of research could block the needed synergies between scientists who work in universities, government, and industry.For some, they consult on many projects in and outside the company, it’s just bound to happen at some point that they meet someone they like. Other offices have no policy is well known and the norm there.In some offices, they “look the other way.” While some people generally discourage such relationships, others argue that they can be conducted without difficulty; the keys to successfully managing them are maturity, common-sense, and forethought.
Some companies’ limit providing consulting services for one year after your employment terminates.
Notice, I did not say that direct relatives should not be employed within the same company.
At the district or higher level, a manager should never be in the position of supervising a relative either directly or indirectly.
In one such store the Executive Manager directly supervises their spouse whom, in-turn, directly supervises the rest of the management staff.
This has created an air of distrust throughout the store as employees “feel” there is preferential treatment.