8. Malicious, vexatious or untrue allegations
8.1 If you make an allegation which you believe is in the public interest, but it is not confirmed by the investigation, no action will be taken against you. If, however, you make an allegation frivolously, maliciously or for personal gain disciplinary action may be taken against you if you are a Council employee. If you are an elected Member, you may be in breach the Code of Conduct for Members. If you are a contractor or partner, such allegations may put you in breach of your contractual responsibilities to the Council.
8.2 Malicious or vexatious allegations include those which are trivial and do not have any substance and are made persistently and annoyingly for the wrong reasons, for example simply to make trouble.