11.03.2024 Protection of whistleblowers

Protection of whistleblowers in Poland. What’s next with the regulations?

Poland is obliged to implement the provisions of the EU Directive on the protection of whistleblowers. The European Union has set a deadline of 17 December 2021 for the implementation of this Directive. However, despite the passage of more than two years, appropriate legislation to fulfil the provisions of the Whistleblower Protection Directive has still not been enacted.

The implementation of the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive has been a priority for a newly elected government. The Polish Act on the Protection of Whistleblowers is expected to be enacted in Q1 2024.

If this happens businesses employing at least 50 employees as well as all public-sector entities will be obliged to implement appropriate protective procedures in a relatively short time. In addition, legal entities operating in the field of financial services, financial products and markets as well as anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism, transport safety and environmental protection, will be required to establish an internal procedure for reporting breaches of law regardless of the number of people performing or providing work – comments Magdalena Wilkoszewska, Director of the Labour Law Department at TGC Corporate Lawyers, Attorney-At-Law, for BPCC Contact Magazine.

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Magdalena Wilkoszewska Director of The Labour Law Department, Attorney-At-Law
TGC Corporate Lawyers
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