Government approves whistleblowing proposal

The government approved a proposed amendment to the anti-discrimination law, which should improve conditions for whistleblowers in the workplace. The amendment provides for better legal protection for those who report illegal activities of their employers. Anti-corruption measures and support for whistleblowers are both part of the current government’s programs, yet this is the first legislative proposal of its kind that has been approved since Prime Minister Petr Nečas took office in 2010. According to some experts, the proposed amendment does not provide enough protection, and fails to create incentives for whistleblowers. The Deputy Prime Minister Karolina Peake was charged with presenting the full legislative proposal by the end of April.

Author: Masha Volynsky