When reporting your concern to your supervisor or another person is uncomfortable, please do not hesitate to call the Helpline. Language translations are available. Your report or question will be handled by an independent third party that we have contracted for this purpose. When you call, the interviewer will work with you to document the situation in detail. The information will then be relayed by the third party to the Company who will look into the situation and investigate your concern. Your call will not be recorded.
You may also submit a report online.
The interviewer will provide you with information on how you can access status updates or answers to additional questions. All calls and reports submitted are handled promptly and discreetly.
You may make your call or online report anonymously, if permitted by local law. If you call or submit online from a country where anonymous reports are permitted, you will be given a reference code. This code can be used to follow up on the progress of the investigation without compromising your anonymity.
If you do not report anonymously, confidentiality will be maintained to the fullest extent feasible.
In any event, seek guidance if you are unsure what to do. Don't hesitate to ask questions and get the advice you need.
Important Notice to Employees: Consistent with the US Defend Trade Secrets Act, employees shall not be held criminally or civilly liable under any federal or state trade secrets law for the disclosure of a trade secret that: (a) is made in confidence to a federal, state or local government official, either directly or indirectly; (b) is made to the Employee’s attorney in relation to a lawsuit for retaliation against Employee for reporting a suspected violation of law; or (c) is made in a compliant or other document filed in a lawsuit or other proceeding, if such filing is made under seal.
Click here to view the list of local Helpline numbers.
Questions & Answers
Our supervisor typically does nothing when concerns about potential misconduct are brought to her attention. Now I have a problem. A co-worker is doing something that I believe to be ethically wrong. What should I do?
Take action and speak up. You are required to report misconduct. While starting with your supervisor is often the best way to efficiently address concerns, if you do not believe that’s appropriate or do not feel comfortable doing so, talk to another member of management or use the Helpline, or any of the resources listed in the Code.
What if someone misuses the Helpline, makes an anonymous call, and falsely accuses someone of wrongdoing?
Experience has shown that the Helpline is rarely used for malicious purposes. However, it is important to know that Biogen has a robust process for responding to Helpline reports. Biogen does not make decisions affecting an employee’s status solely on the basis of a Helpline report.