Romance with supplier: Conflict of interest?

It has recently come to our attention that one of our managers might be involved in a romantic relationship with a woman who works for one of our suppliers
By Colin Gibson
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Question:

It has recently come to our attention that one of our managers might be involved in a romantic relationship with a woman who works for one of our suppliers. This manager has direct say in what supplier we choose, and has a good deal of latitude in determining how much business our suppliers receive. How should we proceed? Can we simply confront him? We don’t have any concrete proof, but one of our employees (not in his department) saw the two at a movie theatre and they were acting like a couple.

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