If family members are treated in a previleged manner, or with partiality, it could backfire and toxify the organizational culture. If a family member has to be disciplined or fired, as it can hurt the personal relationship, so one has to draw a line in the beginning before they are hired.
If a clear demarcation of the two roles of a family member and an employee is resisted, it's a sign they are not a good hire.
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