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For Employees
What actions are protected from reprisal?

How are you protected?

A current or former BC public service employee who seeks advice, reports wrongdoing, or cooperates with a Public Interest Disclosure investigation is legally protected from reprisal.

It is an offence to take, threaten to take, counsel, or direct reprisal against an employee.

To be protected, an employee must:
Seek advice from
  •  
    A union or employee association representative

  • A lawyer

  • Their supervisor

  • Their Designated Officer

  • The Ombudsperson
Report the wrongdoing to:

  • The Ombudsperson

  • Their supervisor

  • Their Designated Officer
Cooperate in an investigation

  • Applies to current and former employees and independent contractors of public bodies
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