The Act to facilitate the disclosure of wrongdoings relating to public bodies prohibits reprisal or threats of reprisal. There are fines for anyone who violates this prohibition and is found guilty.

Reprisal is an offence. Anyone found guilty is liable to a fine ranging from $2,000 to $20,000. The fine can reach $10,000 to $250,000 for businesses. These fines are doubled for repeat offences.

Have you spoken out about a wrongdoing publicly or through the media? The Act will not protect you against reprisal, unless the situation is urgent and if certain conditions are met.

See the How am I protected? section for more details.