EU Whistleblowing Directive – SlovakiaREAD THE FULL DRAFT BILL (SK)
Whistleblowers protection already in place
Slovakia implemented in 2014 a comprehensive legal framework for whistleblowing protection with the Act on protection of whistleblowers.
Current implementation status
The draft bill of the new law transposing the Directive into national law started the interdepartmental comments procedure on December 13th, 2021.
The new law has been proposed to enter into force on 1 December 2022 with some provisions later in May 2023.
Given that Slovakia was already ahead in terms of whistleblowing legislation, the amendments of the new law provide the following key changes:
- A definition of the term “whistleblower” in the employment relation context
- The obligation to implement an internal reporting channel is extended to Organization of certain sectors regardless of their number of employees, such as financial services, transport safety services or environmental services
- Reporting anti-social activities will not be considered as a breach of professional secrecy
- The penalties in case of the absence of internal reporting channels are increased to a 500 000€ fine
- An employer could be subject to a penalty of up to 100,000 euros if they breach the new rules, such as revealing the identity of a confidential whistleblower
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You can start by complying to the minimum requirement of the EU Directive today and adjust to your local legislation later.
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