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Estonia – Whistleblower Protection

Estonia – Whistleblower Protection

Estonia’s whistleblower framework is among the weakest in Europe. There are no protections for public officials who report misconduct other than corruption, and there are no protections for private sector whistleblowers.
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Estonia lacks frameworks to protect whistleblowers, provide them with adequate reporting channels and compensate them for their losses. The only known provision related to whistleblowing is a requirement for public officials to report corruption. This 2013 amendment to Anti-Corruption Act provides public employees with protection from retaliation. Despite inadequate legal protections and weak public perceptions of whistleblowing, only one in five whistleblowers interviewed by the Czech NGO Oživení in 2014 lost their job as a result of making a disclosure.[…]
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Eestis puuduvad raamistikud, mis kaitseksid vilepuhujaid ja annaksid neile piisavad aruandlusvõimalused ning pakuks kompensatsiooni saadud kahjude eest. Ainus teadaolev säte, mis vilepuhumisega seostub, on avalikele teenistujatele kehtiv kohustus korruptsioonist teada anda. 2013. aastal tehtud korruptsioonivastase seaduse parandus pakub avalikele teenistujatele kaitset kättemaksu eest. Hoolimata ebapiisavast seaduslikust kaitsest ning vilepuhumise nõrgast avalikust kuvandist, kaotas töö ainult üks viiest avalikustuse teinud vilepuhujast, keda Tšehhi MTÜ Oživení 2014. aastal küsitles. […]
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