Reporting Pathways for Faculty Concerns & Grievances

The Temerty Faculty of Medicine (TFOM) and Department of Radiation Oncology is committed to providing a transparent and responsive process to resolve concerns and grievances.

The University of Toronto has multiple processes for concerns and grievances depending on the nature of the concern and the faculty members involved. The Office of Clinical and Faculty Affairs focuses on Clinical (MD) Faculty.

The Clinical and Faculty Affairs Team is available to all TFOM faculty to provide support and guidance. For concerns that are not under our purview, we will gladly assist in connecting faculty to the appropriate individuals and resources.

Definitions

Clinical Faculty

Clinical Faculty are licensed physicians who hold joint appointments between a clinical entity (fully affiliated hospital, or partially affiliated hospital, or an affiliated community practice or other entity with a relationship to the University of Toronto) and a clinical department in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

Concern

A dissatisfaction, problem or complaint regarding behaviours, interactions or leadership issue with faculty members or administration in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

Disclose/Disclosure

When an individual conveys information about the conduct of a faculty member to the University and/or seeks information about their options.

Grievance

Any complaint by a faculty member arising from the interpretation or application or alleged violation of an established or recognized policy, practice, or procedure of the University of Toronto.

Inappropriate Behaviour

Section 2 of the Standards of Professional Behaviour for Clinical (MD) Faculty lists examples of behaviour deemed to be inappropriate, including but not limited to- creation of a hostile environment; intimidation and abuse of power, discrimination or microaggression; making distinctions based on protected human rights grounds; repeated failure to be available for scheduled duty, including teaching; chronic lateness; failure to fulfill academic supervisory obligations; failure to cooperate with the University‚Äôs review and management of alleged breaches of professional conduct; sexual harassment or sexual violence.

Concern and Grievance Pathways