Guitars in the Classroom’s Whistleblower Policy
The Code of Ethics and Conduct (“Code”) of Guitars in the Classroom requires directors, officers, and employees to observe high standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. As employees and representatives of Guitars in the Classroom, we must practice honesty and integrity in fulfilling our responsibilities and comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
It is the responsibility of all directors, officers and employees of Guitars in the Classroom to comply with the Code and to report violations or suspected violations in accordance with this Whistleblower Policy. Anyone filing a complaint concerning a violation or suspected violation of the Code must be acting in good faith and have reasonable grounds for believing the information disclosed indicates a violation of the Code. Any allegations that prove not to be substantiated and which prove to have been made maliciously or knowingly to be false will be viewed as a serious disciplinary offense.
No director, officer, or employee who in good faith reports a violation of the Code shall suffer harassment, retaliation, or adverse employment consequence. An employee who retaliates against someone who has reported a violation in good faith is subject to discipline up to and including termination of employment. This Whistleblower Policy is intended to encourage and
enable employees and others to raise serious concerns within the organization prior to seeking resolution outside the organization.
The Code addresses Guitars in the Classroom’s open door policy and suggests that employees share their questions, concerns, suggestions or complaints to the Executive Director. If you are not comfortable speaking with the Executive Director or if you are not satisfied with their response, you are encouraged to speak with the current Board President.
The Executive Director or Board President will be given a reasonable opportunity to investigate and correct or resolve the alleged unlawful activity.
Violations or suspected violations may be submitted on a confidential basis by the complainant or may be submitted anonymously. Reports of violations or suspected violations will be kept confidential to the extent possible, consistent with the need to conduct an adequate investigation.