in4MED Abuse Protocol
Anti-retaliation and False Allegations
in4MED prohibits retaliation made against any employee or other person who lodges a good faith complaint of sexual abuse or misconduct or who participates in any related investigation. Making knowingly false or malicious accusations of sexual abuse or misconduct can have serious consequences for those who are wrongly accused. in4MED prohibits making false or malicious sexual misconduct allegations, as well as deliberately providing false information during an investigation. Anyone who violates this rule is subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment and criminal prosecution.
Investigation and Follow-up
in4MED will take all allegations of sexual abuse or misconduct seriously and will promptly, thoroughly and equitably investigate whether misconduct has taken place. in4MED may utilize an outside third-party to conduct an investigation of misconduct. in4MED will cooperate fully with any investigation conducted by law enforcement or other regulatory/protective services agencies. in4MED will make every reasonable effort to keep the matters involved in the allegation as confidential as possible while still allowing for a prompt and thorough investigation.
Reporting to Law Enforcement or Appropriate Child or Adult Protective Services
in4MED is committed to following the provincial and federal legal requirements for reporting allegations or incidents of sexual abuse or misconduct to appropriate law enforcement and child or adult protective services organizations. It is the policy of in4MED not to attempt to investigate or assess the validity or credibility of an allegation of sexual or physical abuse as a condition before reporting the allegation to proper law enforcement authorities or protective services organizations.
Employee Screening and Selection
As part of its sexual abuse and misconduct prevention program, in4MED is committed to maintaining a diligent screening program for prospective employees, and others that may have interaction with those employed by, associating with or serviced by in4MED. in4MED may utilize a variety of methods of screening and selection, including but not limited to applications, personal interviews, criminal background checks and personal and professional references.
Supervision of Minors
To provide a safe environment for minors, in4MED strives that a minimum of one adult supervise or be in attendance with minors during business-related activities. The purpose is to avoid one-on-one interactions between adults and minors that are not easily observable by others.