Whistleblower Policy | Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation

Whistleblower Policy

Policy

If any employee reasonably believes that some policy, practice, or activity of AA&MDSIF is in violation of law, a written complaint may be filed by that employee with the Executive Director or the Board Chair.

It is the intent of AA&MDSIF 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 various laws and regulations. An employee is protected from retaliation only if the employee brings the alleged unlawful activity, policy, or practice to the attention of the Executive Director or the Board Chair and provides AA&MDSIF with a reasonable opportunity to investigate and correct the alleged unlawful activity. The protection described below is only available to employees that comply with this requirement.

AA&MDSIF will not retaliate against an employee who, in good faith, has made a protest or raised a complaint against some practice of AA&MDSIF, or of another individual or entity with whom AA&MDSIF had 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.

AA&MDSIF will not retaliate against an employee who discloses or threatens to disclose to a supervisor or a public body any activity, policy, or practice of AA&MDSIF 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 health, safety, welfare, or protection of the environment.

Procedure

The above Policy is made available to each employee in the Employee Handbook and will be communicated to employees annually during the yearly update staff meeting.