What are your obligations under it?
The new obligations do not only affect state organisations or large multinationals. All companies with 25 or more employees must set up an internal reporting system. So too must public contracting authorities, except for municipalities with up to 5,000 inhabitants. Businesses and other entities will be obliged to set up what is known as an internal reporting system, i.e. secure procedures for receiving and investigating reports. Above all, the system must keep the identity of whistleblowers confidential. You will also have to designate a person who will be responsible for receiving and investigating reports. The choice of form of reports is essentially up to the whistleblower; you must allow the whistleblower to submit reports in writing and orally. In addition to employees, contractors or job applicants can also submit reports. The whistleblower also has the right to be informed in writing of the receipt of the report within 7 days, and has the right to be informed of the findings of the investigation within 30 days.