Fear has no place in IOM
Fear has no place in IOM

Staff reporting in good faith have the right to be protected against reprisals or sanctions. IOM is committed to protecting staff members from retaliation, or fear of retaliation, as a result of reporting misconduct.

Retaliation means any direct or indirect detrimental action, recommended, threatened or taken because an individual raises concerns makes a complaint or assists in providing information about harassment or abuse of authority. Retaliation could occur because a staff member has reported an irregular practice, wrongdoing or misconduct.

Retaliation against whistle-blowers is considered misconduct and is subject to investigation and disciplinary action.

 Examples retaliation include:

  • Making threats
  • Taking away duties
  • Giving poor performance appraisals
  • Terminating or not renewing contracts

You have a duty to report any breach of IOM’s rules and regulations. Staff members reporting in good faith are protected against retaliation.

Last updated: 12 November 2019

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