Trump's Vegas hotel has stronger code of ethics than White House -- and bars managers from hiring relatives
Ivanka Trump was made an unpaid adviser to the US President despite having no experience in elected office or public policy (AFP Photo/TIMOTHY A. CLARY)

It seems that President Donald Trump has not followed one of his own hotel's guidelines when it comes to hiring family members.


The Daily Beast's Betsy Woodruff recently got a look at the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas employee handbook and found that it had strict guidelines against hiring relatives.

"While TIHLV [Trump International Hotel Las Vegas] does not wish to deprive itself of the services of potentially valuable Associates by establishing a policy excluding the employment of relatives, it must be acknowledged, that such employment can result in the appearance of a conflict of interest, collusion, favoritism, and other undesirable work environment conditions," the handbook states. "Therefore, management reserves the right to limit the employment of relatives in situations within the company if a conflict of interest is deemed to exist."

More significantly, the handbook strictly bars employees from working "under the direct or indirect supervision of a relative."

Trump, of course, famously hired both his daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner to work in top advisory roles in his White House, where they have reportedly clashed frequently with officials such as former top political strategist Steve Bannon and chief of staff John Kelly.

In addition to being against nepotism, the handbook also bars employees from making "unwelcome or offensive sexual jokes, sexual language, sexual epithets, sexual gossip, sexual comments or sexual inquiries," which is another restriction that Trump himself has allegedly violated multiple times over the years during his time as a private businessman.

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