Companies are advised to prepare for the introduction of a whistleblowing scheme.
All companies in the public and private sectors will have to introduce an internal channel for reporting breaches in a number of specific areas (e.g. criminal offences and infringements of competition law).
The legislator envisages enacting separate laws for the private and public sectors before the summer of 2023, with entry into force planned for the autumn. For companies in the private sector employing between 50 and 249 workers, the deadline would be extended, in principle, until 17 December 2023. The majority of companies employing less than 50 workers are not legally obliged to introduce an internal whistleblowing procedure. They will be able introduce one on a voluntary basis, however, in line with what will be soon be considered best practice after the legislation is introduced.
Inform yourself about the possible providers of a whistleblowing solution and prepare a policy for your company. Inform your employees and train your reporting managers.
We have a multidisciplinary team ready to assist you. We can advise and assist you in introducing a whistleblowing scheme in your company. We provide training for reporting managers. In the event of a report, we can advise your internal or external reporting manager on the appropriate approach to safeguard the interests of your company.