According to Polish Government plans, employers with 250 or more employees will have until the end of the year to implement a whistleblower protection system. The plans are part of Poland’s implementation of the EU Whistleblowing Directive, the deadline for which is 17 December 2021. The system will need to include:
Failure to comply with the obligations following from the Whistleblowing Directive will be penalised.
Actions or omissions such as failing to follow the whistleblowing procedure, obstructing whistleblowing, or retaliating against a whistleblower are subject to criminal liability.