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New Whistleblower Law Proposed
Proposed Bill or Initiative
Author: Ueli Sommer, Partner – Walder Wyss AG
A new bill proposing a statutory framework for whistleblowers was presented to Parliament. If adopted, employees will have the duty to inform employers about irregularities coming to their knowledge (whereby anonymous reporting should be feasible). Second, companies will need to appoint an internal or external person to act within a maximum of 90 days upon any report and implement measures to remedy any irregularity. Finally, employees may only inform the public if the company does not remedy the situation in line with the statutory framework.