Whistleblowing - The Whistleblower Act

Whistleblowing means that an employee or a third party informs the management of illicit conduct within the company. Insatt offers training in the new Whistleblower Act.

Scope and content of the training course

The training course reviews the meaning of whistleblowing and why it is so important to pay early attention to irregularities within an organization. The Whistleblowing Act is a supplement to the protection against reprisals that may apply on another legal basis. We will therefore go through the other grounds and the extent to which there may be differences between a public employee and a privately-employed employee. Precedents from the Labor Court concerning the issue of what protection the Employment Protection Act may provide when an employee discloses misconduct at the employer will be reviewed. Precedents from the European Court of Justice will also be considered.

- Purpose of the Act
- What employee categories are comprised by the protection?
- What kind of reprisals are included?
- The meaning of the term "serious irregularities".
- What significance for the protection does it have if it is about internal whistleblowing, whistleblowing to an employee organisation or external whistleblowing?
- Exceptions to the protection for crimes committed by the whistleblower himself or herself.
- Rules regarding damages, burden of proof relief and the trial.

Would you like to know more?

Anna-Lena Isaksson, Lawyer

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