Reporting Pathways for Faculty Concerns and Grievances

The Temerty Faculty of Medicine (TFOM) is committed to providing a transparent and responsive process to resolve concerns and grievances.

The University of Toronto has multiple processes for concerns and grievances depending on the nature of the concern and the faculty members involved. The Office of Clinical and Faculty Affairs focuses on Clinical (MD) Faculty.

The Clinical and Faculty Affairs Team is available to all TFOM faculty to provide support and guidance. For concerns that are not under our purview, we will gladly assist in connecting faculty to the appropriate individuals and resources.


Clinical Faculty

Clinical Faculty refers to an individual or individuals, licensed (in good standing) to practice medicine in Ontario and holding an appropriate Medical Staff appointment in a TAHSN affiliated teaching hospital or community affiliated teaching hospital, or practicing medicine in an affiliated community practice or, less often, working in a community hospital, community clinic, industry or in a private practice setting without affiliation, and appointed as clinical faculty in a Temerty Faculty of Medicine clinical Department.  All clinical faculty members belong to a clinical department, and have an academic rank and appointment category and an academic position description. 


A dissatisfaction, problem or complaint regarding behaviours, interactions or leadership issue with faculty members or administration in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.


When an individual conveys information about the conduct of a faculty member to the University and/or seeks information about their options.


Any complaint by a faculty member arising from the interpretation or application or alleged violation of an established or recognized policy, practice, or procedure of the University of Toronto.

Inappropriate Behaviour

Section 2 of the Standards of Professional Behaviour for Clinical (MD) Faculty lists examples of behaviour deemed to be inappropriate, including but not limited to- creation of a hostile environment; intimidation and abuse of power, discrimination or microaggression; making distinctions based on protected human rights grounds; repeated failure to be available for scheduled duty, including teaching; chronic lateness; failure to fulfill academic supervisory obligations; failure to cooperate with the University’s review and management of alleged breaches of professional conduct; sexual harassment or sexual violence.

Faculty Appointment Categories

Select your faculty appointment category from the list below:

If you are unsure of your faculty appointment category, please contact your Department Faculty Appointments Contact or email Academic HR.

Information regarding faculty appointments is available at