Nepotism (Employment of Relatives) Policy
Employment of relatives is not permitted, except with Charleston Research Institute Board of
Hiring closely related individuals to work in the same organization can lead to troublesome
“Relative” is defined to include an employee’s spouse, parents, children, aunts, uncles,
nephews, nieces, cousins, grandchildren, grandparents, and any person with whom the
employee lives in a relationship substantially equivalent to marriage.
If two employees become related or begin dating or become involved in an intimate
relationship, and their continued employment might or does create a conflict of interest or the
appearance of favoritism, one of the employees may be transferred to another open position. If
such a position is not available, one of the two may be asked to resign or may be required to
seek employment outside LCVR.