It has already been four months since the deadline to implement the EU Whistleblowing Directive (Directive (EU) 2019/1937 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2019 on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law). As of 17 December 2021 almost none of the EU Member States had adopted local legislation implementing the EU directive; Poland being one of them.On 27 January 2022 the European Commission sent official notification to Poland because of the lack of transposition of the Directive.Continue reading “New draft bill on whistleblowers – is it better than the last one?”
Work is underway on a bill implementing the EU’s Whistleblower Directive (2019/1937). It is not yet clear whether the directive will be implemented into Polish law on time (by 17 December 2021), but many companies are already drafting the necessary documents and organisational procedures.Continue reading “Are you drafting a whistleblowing policy? Don’t forget about personal data”
Protection of all categories of staff, including job candidates and former employees. A broad range of infringements subject to reporting. Protection of whistleblowers against all retaliatory measures, including defamation suits. A duty to establish internal whistleblowing procedures. These are just a few of the points included in the guidelines for the bill implementing the EU’s Whistleblower Directive.Continue reading “Polish Whistleblowing Act: What should employers expect?”
Whistleblowers are individuals who voluntarily and in good faith report or disclose information about abuse, contributing to the prevention of harm and the detection of public-interest risks and threats that would otherwise remain undetected.
Although national institutions and bodies, as well as social organisations, have repeatedly raised the need for regulations to protect such persons, Poland has not yet developed a comprehensive regulation to protect whistleblowers. This is expected to change in the near future, as on 7 October 2019 the Council of the European Union adopted the Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law.Continue reading “Whistleblowers to get better protection”