What you need to know before filing a report
Do you want to report an unfair practice but do not know if it threatens the public interest? Or are you unsure whether you are covered by the protection offered by our Office? We have summarised the most important information that will give you the answers to these questions.
I found out about the unfair practice in the course of my work
We can only protect people who report an unfair practice that they become aware of in the course of their work. This is not unverified information that they have heard from other people and does not relate to their employment. It also means that they did not proactively seek out the information in question in order to compromise their employer.
I am making the report in good faith
The whistleblower does not intend to harm anyone; on the contrary, his intention is to protect the public interest. The information provided in the report is therefore not misleading and the whistleblower believes that the matter should be investigated because the law has been broken.
The public interest has been compromised
The public interest means that something is at stake that goes beyond the interests of an individual. If something is in the public interest, it affects more than one employee or our whole society.
Who to report to
Any employer in Slovakia with more than 50 employees (more than 5 in the public sector) must by law have an internal whistleblowing system. This means that you have designated channels at work through which you can safely make a report, and a responsible person who will then check it.
If you have confidence in your internal whistleblowing system and the employee, use this route. Your employer will be able to review your notification more quickly and efficiently.
However, if you have reasonable concerns that your notification would not be objectively reviewed, you can always contact us.
Make the report
Fill out our questionnaire, which allows you to describe in a safe environment the illegal activity you have encountered at work that you want to report. We treat all information as confidential and do not share it with any other parties without your consent.
Do you have any questions? We're here for you
If you need advice about your situation before filing a report, please contact us. Our attorneys can provide you with the information you need on our toll-free hotline:
0800 221 213
Time availability of the free helpline:
Monday: 9.00-12.00 — 13.00-15.00
Tuesday: 9.00-12.00 — 13.00-15.00
Wednesday: 9.00-12.00 — 13.00-17.00
Thursday: 9.00-12.00 — 13.00-15.00
Friday: 9.00-12.00 — 13.00-15.00
You can also file the report in person at our Office
Monday: 8:00 — 12:00
Wednesday: 12:00 — 16:00
Friday: 8:00 — 12:00
Phone number for our mailroom: 0948 935 239