RCMP punished for turning a blind eye to intimidation

Whistleblowing employees need protection from co-workers
By Todd Humber


If an employee reports a co-worker’s inappropriate behaviour on the job, odds are the person who was tattled on is going to feel animosity towards the whistleblower.

Recognizing this, courts are likely to give employers more than just a slap on the wrist if they turn a blind eye to retaliation, particularly when that retaliation is mentally debilitating for the whistleblowing employee.