Conflict of interest dating in the workplace
People over 50 may have felt their blood pressure spike while reading recent headlines casting them in the role of aggressor in a war against their children and grandchildren that they never declared, and had no intention of fighting.The outlines of this perceived conflict are captured in the writings of economic journalists like Robert Samuelson, a 68-year-old syndicated columnist who gazed into the future and delivered this roundhouse punch to his own generation: "Older Americans do not intend to ruin America, but as a group, that's what they're about," he wrote.I wouldn’t want to mention it too late and make people think that I was hiding something, but at the same time I wouldn’t want to mention it too early and be unfairly disqualified from consideration for a job that’s perfect for me.Do they have a right to reject your application on that basis alone? As I am frequently repeating, companies can reject you for any reason they want as long as it’s not based on your membership in a legally protected class (race, religion, nationality, sex, marital status, disability, and so forth).
Some commentators have seen that as crowding younger workers out of the job force.Acas' Research and Evaluation Section undertakes and commissions a range of in-depth research projects, findings from which are captured in our research papers series.These papers comprise both evaluations of Acas services and reports which contribute to wider employment relations debates. I’m also seeking a job in the ad business, which means that I’ll likely be interviewing with competitors.The two of us have already spoken at length about the potential conflicts of interest that could result from this kind of situation, and are prepared to maintain 100% confidentiality in the event that we work for competing firms.