Is nepotism permissible?

Author: Jill Gormley, Strong and Clear Communications

Yes. Nepotism is legal in the private sector. Nepotism, however, may be illegal in the public sector, as some states and cities have enacted anti-nepotism laws with regard to public employment. An employer in the private sector that chooses to hire relatives or friends should be careful to avoid discrimination claims and hire and employ individuals who are qualified for the position.