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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/22/2005

Supreme Court favours broad whistle-blower protection

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada says there should be no distinction between blowing the whistle on your company’s wrongdoing and telling higher ups about a supervisor’s improper behaviour. Linda Merk of Saskatchewan was terminated by her employer, the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, after blowing the whistle to officials within the union about the double-dipping practices of one of her supervisors. Under Saskatchewan legislation whistle-blowers are protected when informing “authorities” and the union argued this meant public officials. Saskatchewan has already reworded legislation to include whistle-blowing within your own company.

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