Legal Aspects of Nepotism, Favoritism And Cronyism Behaviors

The concepts of rights and justice which are among the concepts that societies have always sought is very important to ensure social order. Neglecting the concepts of rights and justice, which are among the indispensables of working life, also can bring many problems. Among the problems that may occur in working life are nepotism, favoritism and cronyism behaviors. The importance of merit and equality in working life is emphasized in the literature. Such negligence and favoritism can negatively affect the performance of the employees and this may cause the employees to quit their jobs. The concepts of nepotism, favoritism and cronyism are also concepts in the literature as various types of preferential treatment. These concepts can cause not only social and economic aspects but also some legal problems. The aim of this study is to investigate the legal aspects of behaviors related to nepotism, favoritism and cronyism in business management and to emphasize the importance of the issue in the light of High Court Decisions. Within the scope of the study, firstly the concepts of nepotism, favoritism and cronyism will be explained and then the legal dimensions of the subject will be evaluated in the light of High Court Decisions.


Nepotism, Favoritism, Cronyism, Preferential Treatment, Law.

Author : Fatih KARCIOĞLU - Ceyhun SERÇEMELİ
Number of pages: 124-131
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