Whistleblower app

reporting of incidents within the company

The Whistleblower application is a secure platform for transmitting and then handling anonymous reports of undesirable situations. It provides full protection for employees in relation to the reports they make, while workflow mechanisms improve supervision and case management.

How is the Whistleblower application structured?

The module consists of an external portal provided as a link for anonymous handling by the user. The second component of the system is a portal in the V-Desk system, through which a request can be registered and handled electronically. The archive module allows closed cases to be stored securely.

Whistleblower infrastructure in V-Desk GA

The application is available in a cloud model as a single-tenant option. This solution provides maximum data security with easy and fast application handling.
It relies on the fact that the customer’s data and resources are stored in dedicated server space and in isolation from other buyers of the application.

FAQ – The Whistleblower module

Under the 2019 Whistleblower Protection Directive, the obligation to put in place a procedure for whistleblowing applies to public sector companies as well as smaller companies with between 50 and 249 employees.

A law on the protection of whistleblowers has not yet been adopted in Poland. The obligation to adopt such a law stems from EU legislation, more precisely from the European Union Directive.

The Directive enforces the protection of whistleblowers, especially when exposed to retaliatory incidents. There is a strong emphasis on protecting the identity of the whistleblower, right from the moment violations are indicated. It also protects against consequences, e.g. dismissal, demotion, forced unpaid leave, change of job, reduction of salary, or other disciplinary measure.

On 2 April 2024, a draft law on the protection of whistleblowers was adopted. It aims to implement the European Parliament and Council Directive 2019/1937 of 23 October 2019 into Polish law. The deadline has already passed on 17 December 2021.

Under the draft, those working in the private or public sector will be protected.

Among other things, it also assumes that the appropriate channels for notifications should be put in place:

  • internal created by private and public entities
  • external to relevant state authorities
  • public disclosures

The whistleblower protection system will not end with the entry into force of the Act. In two years, evaluations of the whistleblower system in Poland will be conducted.