FCF’s Employee Protection (Whistle Blower) Policy
If any employee reasonably believes that some policy, practice, or activity of Florida’s Children First, Inc. is in violation of law, a written complaint must be filed by that employee with the Executive Director or the Board President.
It is the intent of Florida’s Children First, Inc. 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 achieving 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 Florida’s Children First, Inc. and provides Florida’s Children First, Inc. 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.
Florida’s Children First, Inc. will not retaliate against an employee who in good faith, has made a protest or raised a complaint against some practice of Florida’s Children First, Inc. or of another individual or entity with whom Florida’s Children First, Inc. has a business relationship, on the basis of a reasonable belief that the practice is in violation of law, or a clear mandate of public policy.
Florida’s Children First, Inc. will not retaliate against employees who disclose or threaten to disclose to a supervisor or a public body, any activity, policy, or practice of Florida’s Children First, Inc. that the employee reasonably 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 the health, safety, welfare, or protection of the environment.