Employee Indemnification and Legal Assistance Policy

The Employee Indemnification and Legal Assistance Policy came into effect on July 19, 2012. This policy replaces the previous Employee Liability Policy.

Employee indemnification means that the Government will compensate employees for financial losses that result from legal actions or proceedings taken against them during the course of their employment, provided certain conditions are met.

The new policy covers the wide range of matters for which an employee may need to be indemnified, addresses the matter of legal representation and sets out any process for employees to seek indemnification and or legal assistance when required.

You can view a full copy of the policy in the 500 Human Resources Management Manual.