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France – Whistleblower Protection

France – Whistleblower Protection

The recently introduced Loi Sapin II includes various provisions relating to the protection of whistleblowers. It allows employees to disclose a broad range of information, and, as a last resort, offers the option to inform the media. It protects whistleblowers from all kinds of retaliation, and criminalizes retaliation, the violation of a whistleblowers confidentiality or the interference with a public interest disclosure.
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In November 2016, France introduced the long-debated Loi Sapin II, which constitutes an extension of the French anticorruption legislation Loi Sapin and includes provision on the protection of whistleblowers. Critics, however, claim that the new legislation still contains a range of dangerous loopholes, and in fact even aggravates the situation for French whistleblowers. Due to a series of high-profile whistleblower cases and growing public acceptance of the issue, several single-purpose whistleblower laws had been passed in recent years. […]
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En Novembre 2016, la France a introduit à la suite de longs débat politique la loi Sapin II. Cette loi vient compléter la législation française anti-corruption loi Sapin, en y ajoutant des mesures pour la protection des lanceurs d’alerte. Cependant, des critiques regrettent que la nouvelle législation contienne plusieurs failles dont la présence a pour effet d’aggraver la protection déjà précaire des lanceurs d’alerte. A la suite d’une série de cas médiatisés de lanceurs d’alerte et de reconnaissance progressive de la problématique dans l’opinion publique, plusieurs législations sectorielles protégeant les lanceurs d’alerte ont été adoptées. […]
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