Basic rules

An anonymous tip:

  • isn’t the same as a formal complaint
    • Don’t submit a tip if a complaint has already been submitted.
    • Recovering unpaid wages or other entitlements can only be done through a complaint.
  • may be submitted online
  • may be filed by anyone against any employer; tips aren’t limited to submission by only employees
  • shouldn’t be submitted twice
  • must include sufficient information in order to be assessed for investigation

Not all tips will be investigated or result in enforcement action. The findings or status of a tip won’t be communicated to the person who submitted the tip because the tip is anonymous.

Choosing to make a complaint or an anonymous tip

If there’s belief that an employer isn’t meeting the minimum employment standards of the Code, a complaint or anonymous tip may be submitted to Employment Standards.

  • Complaint – as a complainant, the employee’s name and contact information is associated with the complaint.
    • A complaint is filed by an employee against an employer.
    • Employment Standards will follow the complaint resolution process.
    • See File a complaint for more information.
  • Anonymous tip – the person submitting a tip will not have their name associated with it and won’t be informed of the status or any investigation findings
    • An anonymous tip can be filed by any person and isn’t limited to just employees.

Make an anonymous tip

An anonymous tip may be made online and requires sufficient information.

Disclaimer: In the event of any discrepancy between this information and Alberta Employment Standards legislation, the legislation is considered correct.

All fields are required unless otherwise indicated.

Employer information
Tip information
What is your tip about (check all that apply)
What evidence exits to show the alleged violation occurred (check all that apply)
Has there been an attempt to resolve the alleged violation with the employer?

The information is used pursuant to section 33(c) and section 39(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Questions regarding the collection, use, or disclosure of this information, may be directed to the Employment Standards Contact Centre at 1-877-427-3731.


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