EU Directive 2019/1937 on whistleblower protection is to be implemented by December 17, 2021. Its purpose is to prevent irregularities in the workplace. Until then, companies and public institutions must introduce solutions to help employees report irregularities and ethical concerns. Reporting individuals will get real protection against retaliation.
To meet the changes in the law, we support our clients in introducing the whistleblowing system in their organisations.
We prepare procedures in accordance with the Directive (EU) 2019/1937 of the European Parliament and of the Council of October 23, 2019 on the protection of whistleblowers and the provisions of the National Law.
We implement procedures in the client's organisation, taking into account its business processes, regulations, and other areas where there is a risk of irregularities.
Our task is to introduce dedicated channels for anonymous notification of violations – secure and ensuring protection of confidentiality of the identity of the whistleblower and third parties indicated in the notification.
We prepare regulations concerning the handling of whistleblower reports and follow-up actions so that our clients' organisations exercise due diligence in the event of a breach. We also conduct internal investigations.
Our responsibility includes training the client's managers, employees, and partners in the whistleblower protection system.
We advise on employment law in cases involving the imposition of a fine or termination of an employment contract in connection with irregularities reported by whistleblowers