Nepotism (Employment of Relatives) Policy

Policy Statement

Employment of relatives is not permitted, except with Charleston Research Institute Board of

Directors’ approval.


Hiring closely related individuals to work in the same organization can lead to troublesome

workplace situations.


“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.