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: 16 March 2022