The Czech Act on Protection of Whistleblowers (“Whistleblowing Act”) which implements the EU Whistleblowing Directive 2019/1937 was finally adopted and will become effective from 1 August 2023. The Whistleblowing Act introduces the obligation of employers to establish a whistleblowing channel to enable reporting of selected violations, and to protect individuals that filed such report.
- Who is obliged to establish a whistleblowing channel?
- What needs to be done?
- Can the whistleblowing channel be operated by an external provider?
- Does local law require any consultation with employee representatives prior to implementing the internal reporting channel?
- Does local law require that the internal reporting channel be available in local language?
- What is a whistleblowing report?
- Who can file a report using the company’s whistleblowing channel?
- Can the report be anonymous?
- How can a report be filed?
- What happens after a report is filed?
- Shall we keep evidence of the received reports?
- How is the whistleblower protected?
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