Whistleblower policy

If any Board member, employee or volunteer reasonably believes that some policy, practice, or activity of LION is in violation of law, a written complaint may be filed by that Board member, employee or volunteer with the Board Chair.

It is the intent of LION 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 and directors is necessary to achieving compliance with various laws and regulations. An employee is protected from retaliation only if the employee or Board member brings the alleged unlawful activity, policy, or practice to the attention of the Board chair and provides him/her with a reasonable opportunity to investigate and correct the alleged unlawful activity. The protection described below is only available to persons that comply with this requirement.

LION will not retaliate against an employee or Board member who, in good faith, has made a protest or raised a complaint against some practice of LION, or of another individual or entity with whom LION 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.

LION will not retaliate against any person who discloses or threatens to disclose to a supervisor or a public body any activity, policy, or practice of LION that the person reasonably believes is in violation of a law, or a rule, or regulation mandated by the law or is in clear violation of a clear mandate or public policy concerning health, safety, welfare, or protection of the organizational environment.

My signature below indicates my receipt and understanding of this Policy. I also verify that I have been provided with an opportunity to ask questions about the Policy.

Employee/Director Signature and Date