Filing a Reprisal Complaint

If you believe you have been reprised against, the Office is here to help you. For it to be considered reprisal under the Act, there must be a link between the alleged reprisal actions and you making a disclosure of wrongdoing or participating in an investigation.

You have 60 days from the time you become aware that you are being reprised against to file a complaint. This time period can be extended by the Commissioner depending on the circumstances of each case, so it is important to file a complaint even if the alleged reprisal occurred more than 60 days ago.

The Commissioner must make a decision whether to investigate within 15 days of your complaint being filed and when we have all the necessary information to complete the assessment.

If the investigation leads the Commissioner to believe a reprisal has occurred, he will refer the case to a tribunal composed of provincial and federal judges. The Tribunal has the power to order an appropriate remedy for you.