It is the intent of the TBD to adhere to all laws and regulations that apply to the organization and the underlying purpose of this policy is to support the organization’s goal of legal compliance. The support of all employees is necessary to achieving compliance with these various laws and regulations and with this in mind the Board of Directors has set forth this policy more commonly known as a whistleblower policy.
If any employee reasonably believes that some policy, practice, or activity of the TBD is in violation of any law or regulation, a written complaint must be filed by that employee with the Executive Director or the President of the Board of Directors.
An employee is protected from retaliation only if the employee brings the alleged unlawful activity, policy, or practice to the attention of the TBD and provides the TBD with a reasonable opportunity to investigate and correct the alleged unlawful activity. The protection is as follows:
- TBD will not retaliate against an employee who in good faith, has made a protest or raised a complaint against some practice of TBD, or of another individual or entity with whom TBD has a business relationship, on the basis of a reasonable belief that the practice is in violation of law, or a clear mandate of public policy.
- TBD will not retaliate against employees who disclose or threaten to disclose to a supervisor or a public body, any activity, policy, or practice of TBD that the employee reasonably believes is in violation of a law, or a rule, or regulation mandated pursuant to law or is in violation of a clear mandate or public policy concerning the health, safety, welfare, or protection of the environment.