2.03.2021 Protection of whistleblowers

How employers should prepare to protect whistleblowers

Entrepreneurs should already start their preparations for the implementation of the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive, otherwise they may face high sanctions.

The Directive provides for a phased introduction of rules protecting whistleblowers, and the largest companies should first prepare for its implementation by setting up special internal systems for employees to report breaches of the law. However, the EU Directive does not cover all types of whistleblowing.

The types of breaches included in the Directive constitute the minimum scope of protection. This means that the Polish legislator in the act implementing the EU regulations may include provisions protecting also whistleblowers reporting violations occurring in other areas – says Magdalena Wilkoszewska, attorney at law and Director of the Labour Law Department at TGC Corporate Lawyers, in an interview for the nationwide specialist portal ‘Puls Biznesu’.

The article is available in Polish only.

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