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For Employees
What is wrongdoing?

What is Wrongdoing?

Wrongdoing is serious or systemic misconduct relating to a BC government ministry, office of the legislature, or eligible public sector organization that is in the public interest to address.

Policy disagreements or human resources disputes between an employee and their employer are unlikely to be considered wrongdoing.

Wrongdoing is defined as…
a serious act or failure to act that, if proven, would constitute an offence under an enactment of British Columbia or Canada
an act or failure to act that creates a substantial and specific danger to the life, health or safety of persons, or to the environment, other than a danger that is inherent in the performance of an employee’s duties or functions
a serious misuse of public funds or public assets
gross or systemic mismanagement
directing or counselling a person to commit any of the above

If your report is made in good faith, you are protected even if it is not investigated or proven.

You can make a report of wrongdoing if you believe that you have information which could show that wrongdoing has been committed. There is no penalty if it is determined that your report does not qualify as wrongdoing under the law.