We encourage any employee who has a concern about unethical or improper conduct to speak up. We will support you and will properly investigate your concerns. We are committed to the highest standards of conduct and promoting a culture of honest and ethical behaviour, compliance, and good corporate governance.
Any current or former: employees, board of directors, contractors, suppliers, providers or their relatives or dependents.
YWCA Canberra encourages the disclosure of information that suggests misconduct, an improper state of affairs or a contravention of legislation. A disclosure can be made where there are objectively reasonable grounds to suspect a YWCA Canberra employee or officer has engaged in conduct, relating to YWCA Canberra and our services, that is:
Grievances do not qualify for protection under this policy. Examples include:
This policy must not be used for frivolous or vexatious purposes as there must always be objectively reasonable grounds to suspect wrongdoing for it to be reported under this policy. This policy is aligned to and supports the YWCA Canberra Code of Conduct.
We are committed to ensuring that any person who makes a disclosure is treated fairly and does not suffer detriment and that their confidentiality is preserved. Detrimental acts include:
If there is conduct that you believe does not feel right, you can make a disclosure by: