Retaliation is when an individual (or a group of individuals) tries to cause harm, create unnecessary barriers, intimidate or otherwise “get back” at someone for carrying out their responsibilities under the Code.
Roper St. Francis has a policy of no tolerance for any form of retaliation against someone who reports a concern in good faith.
NO tolerance for retaliation applies to:
- Direct as well as indirect retaliation.
- Retaliation is when a manager or teammate acts against a teammate, when that teammate files a bona fide complaint under our policies or assists in a compliance investigation.
- Actions as well as threats of actions.
- Actions by supervisors as well as by co-workers.
It takes courage to speak up when something is not right. Roper St. Francis values and encourages honest discussion about concerns that are raised. Report any form of retaliation to your manager, the Compliance Office or to the Roper St. Francis Compliance Help Line. Retaliation could result in discipline and even dismissal.