Unlawful Retaliation Policy Term Definition

any action that adversely affects the employment of an individual that is taken by the institution because the individual has, in good faith, made an allegation concerning a violation of the law,  policy, or procedure, and/or has participated in good faith with an investigation of such allegation.

 Adverse actions do not include petty slights and annoyances,  including, but not limited to: stray negative comments in an otherwise positive or neutral evaluation;, “snubbing” a colleague;, or negative comments or disciplinary actions that are justified by an employee’s work performance, or history.

Employees are not excused from continuing to perform their jobs or follow their Department’s legitimate workplace rules because they have filed a complaint or have participated in an investigation.