Fulton County Center for Regional Growth (FCCRG/CRG) 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 CRG that:
- Any employee of CRG who has or acquires a familial relationship (as defined below) with another employee shall not have any direct or indirect administrative or operational authority over the other person. This prohibition means not only that a person cannot supervise a family member but also that the family member cannot be in that person’s chain of command; for example, a family member cannot work in a department in which a family member is the Vice President.
- An employee of CRG cannot use his/her authority or position with CRG to benefit or to disadvantage another employee in a familial relationship. Although all such potential misuses of authority cannot be listed here, examples include an employee signing an evaluation for a family member or signing/approving a check payable to a family member.
- Employees are required to notify the company’s Human Resources Department of
- any existing familial relationships;
- any familial relationships that are created among employees (for example, by the marriage of two employees); and
- the potential employment by CRG of a family member.
- CRG will refuse to hire a job applicant who is in a familial relationship with a current employee if the applicant would be in a supervisory or subordinate position to the existing employee. CRG employees who marry one another during their employment will be allowed to remain with the company unless they are in a superior-subordinate relationship and there is no open position to which one of them may be moved.
“Familial relationship” within the meaning of this policy means two employees (or an employee and a job applicant) in the relationship of husband, wife, father, mother,brother, sister, son, daughter, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, grandfather, grandmother, grandson or granddaughter, or any of those relationships arising as a result of marriage (for example, brother-in-law).