We Do Not Tolerate Retaliation

We Set the Standard

  • We do not tolerate retaliation.
  • We take appropriate corrective action in response to violations of this Code, even if these actions are not always visible to you.
  • If someone tries to stop you from reporting an issue, that person can be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.
  • There is never a penalty for contacting the Ethics Office or any source in good faith.

Why We Do It

  • Retaliation destroys trust and damages our ethical culture.
  • When you speak up, it gives us the opportunity to improve our overall culture and performance.

What is Retaliation?

Retaliation is unfair or inappropriate treatment against an employee for reporting misconduct, filing a complaint, assisting another in making a complaint, participating in an internal investigation or making an ethics-related inquiry.

Other Rights:

U.S. law also entitles each Lockheed Martin employee to certain rights and protections against reprisals if the employee discloses, to certain governmental officials or to the Legal Department or Ethics Office, information that the employee reasonably believes is evidence of gross waste, mismanagement, abuse of authority, or violations of law related to U.S. government contracts, grants, or funds; or evidence of a substantial and specific danger to public health and safety.