Littler Global Guide - Hungary - Q2 2023

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New Whistleblowing Act

New Legislation Enacted

Author: Zoltán Csernus, Attorney-at-Law – VJT & Partners Law Firm

The legislation passed a new Whistleblowing Act which prohibits any onerous action (including employment's termination, demotion, refusal of promotion, giving a bad referral, salary decrease etc.) regarding the whistleblowing employee's employment if the employee exercised the whistleblowing rights lawfully. All employers (i) having at least 50 employees or (ii) falling under the Anti-Money Laundering Act (e.g., banks, insurers, other financial institutions, auditors, law firms etc.) are obliged to implement an internal whistleblowing system.

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