Nepotism Policy Preparation Form – We recommend that you gather the information in this form prior to accessing the online questionnaire. Doing so will help you efficiently create your custom workplace Nepotism Policy (Anti-Nepotism Policy).
This document, sometimes referred to as anti-nepotism, is an employee policy for private employees, applicable only to private workplaces.
Nepotism, or favoritism based on a family relationship, can lead to many undesirable results including:
- Loss of superior talent;
- Ineffective supervision, for example:
- overlooking performance issues;
- giving preferred work assignments to less qualified workers with an arbitrary kinship advantage; and
- making other employment-related decisions that penalize more qualified workers at the expense of less qualified workers with an arbitrary kinship advantage.
- Resentment and negative effect on employee morale because of real or perceived favoritism in employment decisions.
Nepotism in the private sector is not per se illegal. However, nepotism in the workplace may implicate bars on race and national origin discrimination. This is because families tend to share race and national origin. Depending on the size and demographics of an employer’s workforce, nepotism may have a disparate impact on individuals of certain races or national origins.
Employers may incorporate this policy into an employee handbook or use it as a stand-alone policy document.
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