On December 9th, 2022, the Italian Government approved a draft implementing the EU Whistleblowing Directive into national law.
The draft expands the retaliation protection for whistleblowers in Italy. Previously, only employees were protected from retaliation. Now the list of those protected after making a report includes: self-employed workers, external workers, shareholders, facilitators of the whistleblowing process, paid and unpaid trainees and even third-party members such as the whistleblower’s colleagues and relatives.
The new law is expected to affect all private sector organizations with 50 or more employees. These organizations must install internal and external whistleblowing channels which ensure the whistlelblower’s confidentiality should they come forward.
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