Reporting Human Rights Violations in the Workplace
Employees are protected from retaliation or reprisal for asserting their human rights in the workplace in good faith – even if their allegations are unsubstantiated in the end. The key term, however, is “good faith”. Employees who make allegations that they don’t genuinely believe, for some ulterior motive, are not protected from reprisal and can be disciplined/ terminated.
In the case of Robert however, he genuinely believed he had experienced discrimination and raised his concern in good faith. That was the finding of the investigator. In that case, any adverse or negative action against him for raising those concerns, amounts to reprisal and a violation of the Human Rights Code that carries serious consequences.