DKT International Whistleblower Policy
A whistleblower is a DKT employee of who reports an activity that he/she considers to be illegal or dishonest.
Examples of illegal or dishonest activities are violations of federal, state or local laws; billing for services not performed or for goods not delivered; other fraudulent financial reporting, and sexual harassment. The whistleblower is not responsible for investigating the activity or for determining fault or corrective measures.
If an employee has knowledge of or a concern of such activity, the employee should contact his/her immediate supervisor. If such action is not possible, the employee may contact DKT headquarters through the confidential hotline email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The employee must exercise sound judgment to avoid baseless allegations. An employee who intentionally files a false report of wrongdoing will be subject to discipline up to and including termination.
Whistleblower protections are provided in two important areas — confidentiality and against retaliation.
Insofar as possible, the confidentiality of the whistleblower will be maintained. However, identity may have to be disclosed to conduct a thorough investigation, to comply with the law and to provide accused individuals their legal rights of defense.
DKT will not retaliate against a whistleblower. This includes, but is not limited to, protection from retaliation in the form of an adverse employment action such as termination, compensation decreases, or poor work assignments and threats of physical harm.