Disclosure report - December 20, 2019
The National Capital Commission (the “NCC”) became aware of a protected disclosure under section 8(e) of the Public Servant Disclosure Protection Act, S.C. 2005, c. 46 («PSPDA») , against an indeterminate employee of the NCC. The allegations dealt with abusive behaviour and bullying towards other employees of the organization.
The NCC’s Senior Officer for internal disclosure for the NCC took initial carriage of the investigation of the matter which was subsequently completed by an external investigator.
The NCC reviewed the Investigation Report and is satisfied that it is complete, answers all questions and that all conclusions are substantiated. The allegations under the PSPDA with respect to abusive behaviour and bullying towards NCC staff were founded.
Recommendations and Corrective Action
The employee has since retired from the NCC and therefore no further action was taken on an individual basis regarding this finding of wrongdoing.
The NCC has however, undertaken the following organizational corrective action:
- The NCC policies (Code of Conduct, Prevention of Harassment in the Workplace and Internal Disclosure Concerning Wrongdoing in the Workplace) intended to protect employees from harassment and bullying are to be reviewed and amended as required.
- Training is to be provided to employees with respect to the Code of Conduct and the Prevention of Harassment in the Workplace and Internal Disclosure Concerning Wrongdoing in the Workplace policies to ensure that all employees understand their rights and responsibilities with respect to ensuring a workplace free of harassment and bullying.