QUESTION TYPE: Must be False
COMPANY POLICY: An employee must be impartial in everything they do. Family should not be favored.
ANALYSIS: There is a difference between impartiality and the appearance of impartiality. In the real world, company policies often forbid the appearance of impartiality. But this question talks about impartiality itself.
For example, we often think that impartiality means we should never give a job to a family member. But it makes sense to hire a family member who is the best candidate.
The reason that companies often have policies against employing family members is to avoid the appearance of impartiality. But those policies could actually be a violation of impartiality if the family member really is the best candidate.
- CORRECT. This goes too far. The company policy supports the idea that you should hire the best, impartially, even if they are family. Not hiring qualified family members violates the impartiality policy.
- This is fine. The employee treated their mother just like everyone else.
- This could be fine, if those family members perform well and don’t deserve to be fired.
- This would be ok if every employee were treated similarly. It might be bad management, but it would be impartial.
- This could be fine, if the family member deserved it.
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