Employment of Relatives

Date Updated: May 9th, 2012

Scripps College may refuse to hire relatives of present employees if doing so could result in actual or potential problems in supervision, security, safety, or morale, or if doing so could create potential conflicts of interest or other hazards more likely to occur with married employees or domestic partners than for other persons. Absent exceptional or extraordinary circumstances, Scripps College will not hire in the same department relatives of persons currently employed by the College or working for an agency utilized by the College. The College defines “relatives” as spouses, children, siblings, parents, cousins, nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, grandchildren and in-laws.

If two employees marry or become related, causing actual or potential problems such as those described above, only one of the employees will be retained with the College, unless reasonable accommodations can be made to eliminate the actual or potential problems. The employees will have 30 days to decide which relative will stay with the College. If this decision is not made within the time allowed, the President of Scripps College will make the decision, taking the employment history and job performance of both employees into account.