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Policy on Employee Disclosure of Wrongdoings (BD-16)


The Policy on Employee Disclosure of Wrongdoings (BD-16) describes Concordia employees’ recommended steps for reporting an apparent wrongdoing. The list of such acts includes violations of the law, misuse of university funds and abuse of authority.

Policy overview

Employees who have reasonable grounds to believe that a wrongdoing has been committed or is about to be committed can make a disclosure. The policy provides guidance on how to disclose a wrongdoing, describes how disclosures are treated and specifies that employees who act in good faith are protected from reprisals.


A wrongdoing is:

  • a violation of any federal or provincial law or regulation
  • a serious breach of standards of ethics and professional conduct
  • a misuse of funds or property of the university, including the funds or property it manages or holds for others
  • a gross mismanagement within the university, including an abuse of authority
  • any act or omission that seriously compromises or may seriously compromise a person’s health, safety or environment
  • directing or counselling a person to commit a wrongdoing

Disclosures of wrongdoings under the policy are made with the purpose of protecting the public interest.

An employee can report a wrongdoing to the designated official. The designated official is the person who acts as the central point of contact regarding all matters related to wrongdoings at the university. A confidential and secure reporting form exists to protect your identity.

To report a wrongdoing, an employee needs to complete the form and provide their name, contact information and details about the alleged wrongdoing. They may also report a wrongdoing by leaving a voicemail for the designated official. The contact information of the designated official is available in Appendix B of the policy.

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