In today’s work environment, employees are increasingly likely to report workplace misconduct and other concerns. In fact, more frequently, employers are asking their employees to raise concerns. Therefore, it is essential for employers to strengthen their reporting mechanisms and education programs.
This guide provides an overview of the laws requiring (or guidance recommending) employee reporting programs. It also provides the framework for why all organizations need confidential and anonymous reporting programs as part of a larger program empowering employees to speak up about their concerns. Finally, we provide a case for expanding programs to include education for managers and supervisors to listen up to those concerns and take action immediately (and prevent retaliation).