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common questions

  • What is the Whistleblower Act?
    Brief: Organization with more than 50 employees needs to have a whistleblowing reporting system. The recently introduced whistleblower law covers all organizations with over 50 employees and introduces a significant change in how reports of irregularities are handled. This legislation states that both employees, volunteers and trainees must be offered the opportunity to discreetly disclose potential wrongdoing. A central aspect of the new law is the requirement that whistle-blowing be dealt with within strict time frames. This means that such reports must be handled and investigated within predetermined time spans to ensure swift and fair action. We make sure your company meets this. Furthermore, the law emphasizes that careful documentation of whistleblowing is imperative to preserve the integrity and clarity of each individual case, which our systems ensure. To protect the potential whistleblower's rights, the law also clearly stipulates what information they are entitled to receive. This includes transparency into how their report is handled, what steps have been taken and what actions are planned to address the situation.
  • Who handles whistleblowing?
    We handle matters for you. This means that you don't have to think about anything more than answering our possible questions to you during a submitted case. According to the law, these case managers are required to be impartial and independent of the reported whistleblowing. They can be either employees within your organization or external actors such as lawyers or accountants.
  • Who can blow the whistle and about what?
    The law applies to people who work for companies, those looking for a job, trainees and those who work under the company's supervision. The information that you need to report must be about things that have happened at work and that are important to many people. It can be things like giving or taking bribes, being biased, bullying others at work or breaking laws and regulations. The law applies even if you break several rules that come from the EU. An important thing is that what you report must be interesting to many people, not just to one person. This means that if it is about something that only concerns one person's job and not others, the law does not apply to it. This rule exists to ensure that what is reported is about what is good for everyone together and not just for one person.
  • Who is covered by the Whistleblower Act?
    Private companies with more than 249 employees and public organizations with more than 50 employees must have internal ways to report problems and clear guidelines on how to do this. For smaller companies (private companies with 50-249 employees), this requirement comes into effect from 17 December 2023. We set it up for years in under 30 minutes.
  • Does your system comply with GDPR?
    Yes, we ensure that our systems comply with GDPR. Soon we will also offer services within GDPR for existing customers.
  • Where are data and information stored in your systems?
    Our systems are stored on Swedish and Finnish servers. All data is encrypted and transmitted with zero risk of data breach.
  • Do we need anything more than your services?
    No, our whistleblowing services ensure that you don't have to think about anything else. Let's do the boring so you can work on what you're good at.
  • Is an oral reporting channel needed?
    Yes, people must also be offered the opportunity to report orally. This happens by individuals booking a meeting with us as a case manager or leaving a voice message.
  • Does the law apply to 50 full-time positions or also part-time positions?
    The Whistleblower Act applies to the number of employees and not the number of full-time positions. This means that if a company has more than 50 employees, regardless of whether they are full-time or part-time, they are covered by the Whistleblower Act and must implement the necessary mechanisms to enable the reporting of wrongdoing. This also includes volunteers, interns and others who perform work for the company. The primary criterion is the number of employees, not the hours worked or the nature of the services.
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