Case 10: Anti-Nepotism

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Keller graduate school of management | hrm 586: labor relations
Case study 10
An Anti-nepotism policy
Keller graduate school of management | hrm 586: labor relations
Case study 10
An Anti-nepotism policy

Mr. Keith Walton applied for a job at Manatee Power plant by filling out application form (C-1) on January 5, 1999. The (C-1) form specifically asked the applicant whether or not he/she had any relatives employed at the company, to which Mr. Walton answered “no”. He was hired by Manatee Power Plant on April 30, 1999 where he worked until his release on November 2, 2006. Mr. Walton was discharged after the company learned in October 2006 that Mr. Walton did, indeed, have a relative employed with the company. At the time of the application, Mr. Walton did not know that his uncle, Bill Williams, worked for the company as well and there is no dispute regarding this fact and no question about Mr. Walton’s truthfulness on the application.
The Union makes several arguments in defense of Mr. Walton. First, the Union argues that the employee manual is not made readily available to employees. The Union testifies that, “….they had very limited knowledge of and access to the Company’s General Operations Manuals…” and that it is only in these relatively unknown manuals that this policy is in written form. Second, the Union argues that the term “nepotism” is not a term that is known by most of the workforce and the policy is poorly written. The managers had to call a conference so that they could get together to discuss and define the company’s anti-nepotism policy before figuring out how to proceed in this case and that one manager had to ask whether the uncle was related “by blood or marriage”…...

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