Whistleblowers protection already in place
Estonia doesn’t have a comprehensive whistleblowing protection law in place.
Some laws have provisions relevant to whistleblowing such as the Anti-Corrutpion Act 2012, the Penal Code and the Witness Protection Act.
Current implementation status
The new bill for whistleblowers protection has been published on December 16th, 2021. It was then sent to the Estonian Parliament for reviews.
The new provisions of the bill include:
- An expansion of the material scope of the Directive, covering a wide range of breaches occurring in a course of work
- Prohibition of retaliation including for anonymous reports
- Penalties for use of coercive measures
The draft law has been approved by Government on December 16th, 2021 and is estimated to come into force on June 1st, 2022.
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