Employees, Directors and Officers of the Society are encouraged to report to the executive director good faith and credible information about any financial impropriety, an illegal practice or engaging in unethical conduct which creates, or appears to create, a conflict of interest with the Society. This would include, but not be limited to, engaging in abusive or intimidating behavior or any other conduct contrary to the Society mission. The Society will investigate the complaint through the Audit Committee to the Connecticut Humane Society Board of Directors and shall take appropriate action upon conclusion of the investigation. The Society will use its best efforts to protect an employee who makes a good faith and credible report of financial impropriety, illegal practice or unethical conduct from retaliatory actions.