At Goals101, Whistle-blower policy is intended to encourage Board members, leadership, staff (paid and volunteer) and others to report suspected or actual occurrence(s) of illegal, unethical, or inappropriate events (behaviours or practices) without retribution.
The Whistle-blower should promptly report the suspected or actual event to his/her supervisor.
The Whistle-blower can report the event with his/her identity or anonymously.
The Whistle blower shall receive no retaliation or retribution for a report that was provided in good faith – that was not done primarily with malice to damage another or the organization.
A Whistle-blower who makes a report that is not done in good faith is subject to discipline, including termination of the Board or employee relationship, or other legal means to protect the reputation of the organization and members of its Board and staff.
Anyone who retaliates against the Whistle-blower (who reported an event in good faith) will be subject to discipline, including termination of Board or employee status.
Crimes against person or property, such as assault, rape, burglary, etc., should immediately be reported to local law enforcement personnel.
Supervisors, managers and/or Board members who receive the reports must promptly act to investigate and/or resolve the issue.
The Whistle-blower shall receive a report within five business days of the initial report, regarding the investigation, disposition, or resolution of the issue.
The identity of the Whistle-blower, if known, shall remain confidential to those persons directly involved in applying this policy, unless the issue requires investigation by law enforcement, in which case members of the organization are subject to subpoena.
Any of the above concerns shall be reported using firstname.lastname@example.org