Whistleblower Policy

MORGAN’S CARING CONNECTION, INC.
WHISTLEBLOWER POLICY

Introduction

Morgan’s Caring Connection, Inc. (the “Corporation”) requires all board members, volunteers, and staff to observe high standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. All representatives of the Corporation must practice honesty and integrity in fulfilling their responsibilities and must comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Set forth below is the Corporation’s policy with respect to reporting good-faith concerns about the legality or propriety of the Corporation’s actions or plans.

General

It is the responsibility of all staff, board members, and volunteers to comply with applicable law and to report violations or suspected violations in accordance with this Whistleblower Policy.

Confidentiality

The Corporation will treat all communications under this policy in a confidential manner, except to the extent necessary 1) to conduct a complete and fair investigation, or 2) for review of the Corporation’s operations by its board, audit committee, independent public accountants, and legal counsel.

Retaliation

The Corporation will not permit any negative or adverse actions to be taken against any individual for making a good-faith report of a possible violation of applicable law, even if the report is mistaken, or against any employee or individual who assists in the investigation of a reported violation. Retaliation in any form will not be tolerated. Any act of alleged retaliation should be reported immediately and will be promptly investigated. An individual who retaliates against someone who has reported a violation in good faith is subject to discipline up to and including termination of employment (if applicable). This Whistleblower Policy is intended to encourage and enable employees and others to raise serious concerns within the Corporation prior to seeking resolution outside the organization.

Reporting Concerns or Complaints

A person may communicate suspected violations of applicable law, or other wrongdoing or alleged retaliation by contacting the President of the Corporation’s Board of Directors. If the person wishes to remain anonymous, it is not necessary that the person give their name or position in any notification. Whether or not the person identifies themselves, for a proper investigation to be conducted, the person should provide the Corporation with as much information as they can, sufficient to do a proper investigation, including where and when the incident occurred, names and titles of the individuals involved, and as much other detail as the person can provide.

Illustrative Types of Concerns

The following is a non exhaustive list of the kinds of improprieties that should be reported:

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Supplying false or misleading information on the Corporation’s financial or other public documents, including its Form 990;

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Providing false information to or withholding material information from the Corporation’s board or auditors;
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Destroying, altering, mutilating, concealing, covering up, falsifying, or making a false entry in any records that may be connected to an official proceeding, in violation of federal or state law or regulations;
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Altering, destroying, or concealing a document, or attempting to do so, with the intent to impair the document’s availability for use in an official proceeding or otherwise obstructing, influencing, or impeding any official proceeding, in violation of federal or state law or regulations;
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Embezzling, self-dealing, private inurement (i.e., the Corporation’s earnings inuring to the benefit of a director, officer, or senior management) and private benefit (i.e., the Corporation’s assets being used by anyone in the organization for personal gain or benefit);
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Paying for services or goods that are not rendered or delivered;
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Using remarks or actions of a sexual nature that are not welcome and are likely to be viewed as personally offensive, including sexual flirtations; unwelcome physical or verbal advances; sexual propositions; verbal abuse of a sexual nature; the display of sexually suggestive objects, cartoons, or pictures; and physical contact of a sexual or particularly personal nature;
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Using epithets, slurs, negative stereotyping, and threatening, intimidating, or hostile acts that relate to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability;
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Circulating or posting written or graphic material in the workplace that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual or group because of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, age, or disability;
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Discriminating against an employee or potential employee due to a person’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental impairment, or veteran status;
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Violating the Corporation’s Conflict-of-Interest Policy; and Facilitating or concealing any of the above or similar actions.

Baseless Allegations

Baseless allegations are allegations made with reckless disregard for their truth or falsity. Please note that individuals making such allegations may be subject to disciplinary action by the Corporation.

Questions

If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact the President of the Corporation’s Board of Directors.