Whistleblower Policy

By : CSAC Lethbridge Publish on : Mar 6, 2019

Whistleblowers are people who act in good faith to report serious offences such as criminal offences, a breach of legal obligation, a miscarriage of justice, a danger to the health and safety of an individual or the deliberate covering up of information pertaining to any of our policies.

The whistleblower practice is intended to encourage and enable employees to raise concerns within the Centre for investigation and appropriate action. With this goal in mind, an employee, who in good faith, reports a concern shall not be subjected to retaliation or adverse employment circumstances. Moreover, an employee who retaliates against someone who has reported a claim in good faith is subject to discipline up to and including termination.

All concerns are to be brought to the attention of the CEO. If the concern is related to the CEO, please forward concerns to the Chair of the Board of Directors.

Anyone reporting a concern must act in good faith and have reasonable grounds for believing the information disclosed indicates inappropriate accounting or auditing practice or a violation of the ethics of CSAC. The act of making allegations that prove to be unsubstantiated and that prove to be maliciously, recklessly, or with the foreknowledge that the allegation is false, will be viewed as a serious disciplinary offense and will result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from any employment or volunteer position. Please note that such actions may give rise to further proceedings including civil law suits. Reports of concerns and investigations pertaining thereto shall be kept confidential to the extent possible, consistent with the need to conduct an adequate investigation.