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Malta – Standards – Coverage – Retaliation

Malta – Standards – Coverage – Retaliation

1. “detrimental action” includes:

(a) action causing injury, loss or damage; and, or

(b) victimisation, intimidation or harassment; and, or

(c) occupational detriment; and, or

(d) prosecution under article 101 of the Criminal Code relating to calumnious accusations and/or;

(e) civil or criminal proceedings or disciplinary proceedings;

 

“occupational detriment”, in relation to the working environment of an employee includes:-

(a) being subjected to any disciplinary action including for breach of ethics or confidentiality;

(b) being dismissed, suspended or demoted except where administratively or commercially justifiable for organisational reasons;

(c) being transferred against his will or being refused transfer or promotion except where administratively or commercially justifiable for organisational reasons;

(d) being subjected to a term or condition of employment or retirement which is altered or kept altered to his disadvantage;

(e) being refused a reference or being provided with an adverse reference from his employer except where justifiable on the basis of performance;

(f) being denied appointment to any employment, profession or office; or

(g) being otherwise adversely affected in respect of his employment, profession or office, including employment opportunities and work security

Referenced Legislation: Protection of the Whistleblower Act (2013)

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