Does your organization employ more than 50 people? In this case, you will be affected by the proposed Bill on the Protection of Whistleblowers.

This obligation arises from the Whistleblower Protection Act (enters into force in December 2021), which transposes the relevant EU directive into Estonian law. It is popularly called the Whistleblower Directive. The infringements that whistleblowers can report are very different – breaches of procurement procedures, internal fraud, breaches of environmental requirements, and so on.

It is also worth remembering that there are other reasons for introducing a well-functioning infringement notification system than the EU Directive. If people can discreetly report misconduct, it will prevent misdemeanours and major economic and reputational damage.

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