ABC Company welcomes the opportunity to hire and retain qualified employees who are related to one another by blood or marriage.However, since such relationships sometimes can create problems in the workplace, including suspicions of favoritism if the related employees are in a supervisor-subordinate relationship, it is the policy of ABC that: The 2017 Federal Pro HR Library includes four books and online access to Employee Benefits — An Employer's Guide, Workplace Safety and Health Compliance Manual, An Employer's Guide to FMLA and ADA, Hiring Firing and Discipline Manual, Wages and Hours — An Employer's Guide and Employment Verification: Immigration, Form I-9, and E-Verify.However, many state laws prohibit employers from discriminating based on marital status.A thoughtful “anti-nepotism” policy should allow the employment of family members while avoiding the common operational issues associated with such situations.
This sample conflict of interest policy was written for a North American jurisdiction or region.
However, it is important to address such situations on a case-by-case basis to avoid gender discrimination claims.
In hiring The recruitment of current employees’ relatives tends to perpetuate the racial, religious and ethnic characteristics of the existing workforce.
However, such situations can be troublesome if the family members are in a superior-subordinate relationship because: It sometimes happens that employees in a superior-subordinate relationship marry during the employment.
Employers generally allow both parties to remain with the company unless there is no open position to which one of the employees may be moved.
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