Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Contractors: Guide | Whistleblower Protections – City Contractors

The City and County of San Francisco has a paramount interest in protecting the integrity of its government institutions. To further this interest, City law provides a process for reporting improper government activity, and an additional process for protecting whistleblowers from retaliation they might face in response to having reported such activity. Whistleblower protections apply to City officers and employees who file complaints for investigation with specifically enumerated City departments (and those who cooperate in the resulting investigations), and to City contractors and their employees who file complaints with any City supervisor (and again those who cooperate in the resulting investigations). Accordingly, whistleblowing constitutes “protected activity.”

Whistleblower Retaliation

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