Whistleblower Policy

If any employee reasonably believes that some policy, practice, or activity of the Humane Society of El Paso is in violation of the law, that employee may submit a written complaint to the Executive Director.

It is the intent of the Humane Society of El Paso to adhere to all laws and regulations that apply to the organization, and the underlying purpose of this Policy is to support the organization’s goal of legal compliance.  The support of all employees is necessary to achieve compliance with various laws and regulations.  An employee is protected from retaliation only if the employee brings the alleged unlawful activity, policy, or practice to the attention of the Executive Director and provides agency with a reasonable opportunity to investigate and correct the alleged unlawful activity.  The protection described below is only available to employees that comply with this requirement.

The Humane Society of El Paso will not retaliate against an employee who, in good faith, has made a protest or raised a complaint against some practice of the Humane Society of El Paso, or of another individual or entity with whom the Humane Society of El Paso had a business relationship, or the basis of reasonable belief that the practice is in violation of law or a clear mandate of public policy.

The Humane Society of El Paso will not retaliate against an employee who discloses or threatens to disclose to a supervisor or public body any activity, policy, or practice of the Humane Society of El Paso that the employee reasonable believes is in violation of a law, or a rule, or regulation mandated pursuant to law or is in violation of a clear mandate or public policy concerning health, safety, welfare or protection of the environment.

My signature below indicates my receipt and understanding of this Policy.  I have been provided with an opportunity to ask about this policy.

This policy was approved by the Board of Directors on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.