Anticorruption barometer

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Non-corrupt and professional public administration — #81 Liability of the state if protection of whistleblowers not ensured

Should the state fail to provide the whistleblower sufficient physical and media protection, it has the duty to compensate any material and immaterial damage that occurs to him/her. The whistleblower shall also have the right to receive adequate financial compensation.

Justification and sources

Selected update

Updated: 08/2015 Parameter update history

Political promise to solve the problem

The submission of a legislative regulation of whistleblowing and the protection of whistleblowers is foreseen in the governmental Action plan and Conception for fighting corruption.

Compared to current state

Updated: 06/2017 Parameter update history

The law proposal is in the Lower Chamber

The Government proposal, which is in the Lower Chamber of the Parliament, does not foresee a compensation for legitimate whistleblowers for the damage they suffered in relation to whistleblowing made, with the exception of damages received as a result of a successful court case regarding their illicit dismissal. The parallel MP proposal foresees the possibility to request from the ministry of finance the damages for the loss of income and for immaterial loss.