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Slovenia – Whistleblower Protection

Slovenia – Whistleblower Protection

Slovenia’s Integrity and Prevention of Corruption Act provides near-comprehensive protections to employees who report crime and corruption. Some observers, however, claim the law remains poorly enforced and that the commission that oversees its implementation remains weak. Under the law, the burden lies with the employer to prove that any measures taken against an employee were not linked to the employee having reported wrongdoing. Whistleblowers are granted protection if they act in good faith. The law covers employees in both the private and the public sectors, and allows anonymous reporting.

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While Slovenia does not have a designated law to protect whistleblowers, the Integrity and Prevention of Corruption Act provides near-comprehensive protections to employees who report crime and corruption. The law includes a wide range of internationally recognized standards, making Slovenia’s protection mechanism for whistleblowers one of the most complete in Europe – at least on paper. Some observers, however, claim the law remains poorly enforced and that the commission that oversees its implementation remains weak. […]
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Slovenija nima posebnega zakona o zaščiti žvižgačev, vendar Zakon o integriteti in preprečevanju korupcije zagotavlja precej obsežno zaščito zaposlenim, ki prijavijo kazniva dejanja in korupcijo. Zakon upošteva številne mednarodno priznane standarde, zato je zaščita žvižgačev v Sloveniji vsaj na papirju med najbolj popolnimi v Evropi. Vendar nekateri opazovalci menijo, da se Zakon slabo izvaja in da ima komisija, ki nadzoruje njegovo izvajanje, prešibko vlogo.[…]
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