Whistleblower Policy

Launch is committed to maintaining a workplace where employees are free to raise good faith concerns regarding business practices, specifically: (1) reporting suspected violations of law, including but not limited to federal laws and regulations; (2) providing truthful information in connection with an inquiry or investigation by a court, agency, law enforcement, or other governmental body; and (3) identifying potential violations of Launch policy, specifically the policies contained in the Employee Handbook or Additional HR Policies Manual.

An employee who wishes to report a suspected violation of law or Launch policy may do so confidentially by contacting the Principal or the Executive Director. Launch expressly prohibits any form of retaliation, including harassment, intimidation, adverse employment actions, or any other form of retaliation, against employees who raise suspected violations of law, cooperate in inquiries or investigations, or identify potential violations of Launch policy. Any employee who engages in retaliation will be subject to discipline, up to and including termination.

Any employee who believes that he or she has been subjected to any form of retaliation as a result of reporting a suspected violation of law or policy should immediately report the retaliation to the employee's immediate supervisor or the Executive Director. Supervisors, managers, and other staff who receive complaints of retaliation must immediately inform the Executive Director.

Reports of suspected violations of law or policy and reports of retaliation will be investigated promptly and in a manner intended to protect confidentiality, consistent with a full and fair investigation. The Executive Director and a member of Launch management will conduct or designate other internal or external parties to conduct the investigations. The investigating parties will notify the concerned individuals of their findings directly.