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We Do Not Tolerate Retaliation

Flex does not tolerate retaliation. Those who engage in retaliation can face disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

Retaliation is not tolerated in any way against anyone who in good faith:

  • Reports a potential violation of our Code, our policies or the law
  • Participates in any investigation into any potential violation of our Code, our policies or the law
  • Seeks advice or asks questions about Flex’s or our partners’ business practices

All forms of retaliation are prohibited. Retaliation can include changes to work hours, scheduling, working conditions, title or job responsibilities. Efforts to learn or disclose the identity of a confidential reporter or witness, or asking questions to determine facts shared by a reporter or witnesses, are likewise prohibited.

Flex cooperates with government requests and investigations. When any government notice, subpoena, search warrant, request for interview or any other non-routine request is made, immediately contact the local or regional Legal Department.

Ask yourself

I brought up a safety issue with my manager and she didn’t seem pleased. After that, she assigned me to the night shift. I’m willing to work a night shift now and then, but not all the time. She knows I’ve got kids, and seeing them in the evenings is important to me. Did she change my schedule just to get back at me?

Your manager’s decision to change your schedule may have been in response to the safety issue you brought up. If so, that would be an act of retaliation. Contact HR or the Ethics and Compliance Team to raise your concern, or use our reporting tool to make a confidential report. We do not tolerate retaliation.

Ask yourself

I usually get along well with all my co-workers. Recently, though, some tension arose between me and a member of my team. I noticed she was being assigned fewer tasks than me, and our manager always seemed to go easy on her. He would let her work from home whenever she wanted and then ask me to go over her work and fix any mistakes. Then I found out she and my manager were having a romantic relationship. When I confronted my manager about this, he told me to forget about it or he would have me transferred to a different team, under a new manager. What should I do?

Your manager’s behavior is unacceptable. Giving an employee special treatment because of a romantic interest is inappropriate, and transferring you because of your concerns would be an act of retaliation. Immediately report the incident to HR or the Ethics and Compliance Team to raise your concern, or make a confidential report.

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