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Malta – Standards – Coverage – Reportable

Malta – Standards – Coverage – Reportable

1. “improper practice” means an action or a series of actions whereby: (a) a person has failed, is failing or is likely to fail to comply with any legal obligation to which he is subject; or

(b) the health or safety of any individual has been, is being or is likely to be endangered; or

(c) the environment has been, is being or is likely to be damaged; or

(d) a corrupt practice has occurred or is likely to occur or to have occurred; or

(e) a criminal offence has been committed, is being committed or is likely to be committed; or

(f) a miscarriage of justice that has occurred, is occurring or is likely to occur; or

(g) bribery has occurred or is likely to occur or to have occurred; or

(h) information tending to show any matter falling within any one of the preceding paragraphs has been, is being or is likely to be deliberately concealed:

Provided that in the interpretation of this definition due account shall be given to the de minimis rule so that very minor or trivial matters shall not fall under the provisions of this Act.

Referenced Legislation: Protection of the Whistleblower Act (2013)

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