What is a Whistleblower Policy?
Whistleblowing refers to reporting an unlawful activity in the organization by any employee of the organization. These activities can be corruption, wrongful trading, sexual harassment, unjust discrimination, etc. We, as a company, guarantee entirely legal trade practices to the government. However, what activities are being undertaken by our employees secretly may not be in our knowledge. Some employees are aware of these situations or have faced unjust discrimination in the workplace and are willing to take steps against the same. These employees need to be protected to encourage other employees to feel free to bring forward such issues. Whistleblower Policy ensures that the employees who step up against these activities are protected and safeguarded against the accused’s retaliation practices. Retaliation practices are the adverse actions undertaken to punish the employee or get revenge for throwing light on the accused’s criminal trials.
However, in some cases, the employee may file a false complaint and present fabricated evidence against the organization or other employees to harm the latter’s reputation or for personal gain. To avoid such instances, the organization must have a policy that specifies the actions against such employees and to clarify the consequences of such dishonest practices. This policy covers the provisions about actions against such cases. Download our Whistleblower Policy Template to ensure that the employees overcome the fear of retaliation and report the unfair practices.
In This Policy, You Will Get:
Meaning of the term ‘whistleblower’.
The purpose and scope of this policy.
The fundamentals of this policy.
Protection against retaliation
The actions to be taken by the employees.
Actions against the employees who fabricate such complaints.