Business Procedures Manual

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16.6.3 Protection against Retaliation - Whistleblower Protection

16.6.3 Protection against Retaliation - Whistleblower Protection

(Last Modified on January 30, 2024)

Protections Afforded: 六合彩资料大全 employees may not interfere with the ability of another employee to assert rights afforded to them by policy or law or report concerns or wrongdoing, and may not retaliate against an employee who has asserted rights afforded to them by policy or law, reported concerns or wrongdoing, has cooperated with an authorized investigation, has participated in a grievance or appeal procedure, or otherwise objected to actions that are reasonably believed to be unlawful, unethical or a violation of 六合彩资料大全 policy. Violations of this policy may result in disciplinary action, which may include the termination of employment.

Conduct Prohibited: Retaliation is any action or behavior that is designed to punish or harm an individual for reporting concerns or wrongdoing, asserting a right afforded to them by policy or law, cooperating with an investigation, participating in a grievance or appeal procedure or otherwise objecting to conduct that is unlawful, unethical or violates 六合彩资料大全 policy. Retaliation includes, but is not limited to, dismissal from employment, demotion, suspension, loss of salary or benefits, transfer or reassignment, denial of leave, loss of benefits, denial of promotion that otherwise would have been received, and non-renewal. Other actions such as increased scrutiny, verbal abuse, and spreading false rumors are also prohibited.

Written Procedures: Each institution shall maintain written procedures for receiving and investigating allegations of actions that violate the 六合彩资料大全鈥檚 policy prohibiting retaliation. Violations of this policy should be reported through the administrative processes and procedures established by each institution. Alleged retaliation by an employee assigned to the University System Office should be reported to the Vice Chancellor for Human Resources.

False Reports / False Information: This policy does not protect an employee who files a false report or who provides information without a reasonable belief in the truth or accuracy of the information. Any employee who knowingly files a false report or intentionally provides false information during an investigation may be subject to disciplinary action, which may include the termination of employment.


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