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Nepotism is when someone in power shows favoritism to relatives or friends. For example, a boss might promote their son-in-law over another qualified candidate. Nepotism can take many forms, including giving someone a job, increasing their pay or benefits, or providing more opportunities within a company. Nepotism can occur in many fields, including business, politics, academia, entertainment, sports, and religion. It can hurt the workplace, demoralizing employees and destroying a positive work environment.


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