Who can make a whistleblowing report?
The following people may make a whistleblowing report and are protected under the Whistleblowing Law:
- Persons working in the private sector and who have information about violations obtained in a professional context, including at least:
- Persons with the status of employee or self-employed person.
- Shareholders and members of the management or the Board of Directors, including non-executive members;
- Volunteers and paid or unpaid trainees;
- Contractors, subcontractors and suppliers.
- Persons whose employment relationship has since been terminated or has not yet started (applicants) and insofar as the information about violations was obtained during the hiring process or other pre-contractual negotiations.
- Persons who pass on information obtained outside a professional context, insofar as it is a violation in the field of financial services, products and markets or any violations against it in the area of preventing money laundering and terrorist financing.
The following persons are equally protected under the Whistleblowing Law:
- Facilitators (persons who assist the whistleblower in the reporting process and whose assistance should be confidential).
- Third parties associated with the whistleblower and who are at risk of retaliation in a professional context (such as colleagues or relatives of the whistleblower).
- Legal entities owned by or associated in a work-related context with the whistleblowers.
- Whistleblowers who pass on information obtained outside a work-related context, insofar as it is a violation in the field of financial services, products and markets or any violation in the area of preventing money laundering and terrorist financing.