Law on the Protection of Whistleblowers of the Republic of Lithuania ('the Law') establishes a mechanism for the protection of persons who have submitted information concerning an irregularity in the establishment to which they are or have been linked, in the service or employment relationship or contractual relationship. The law also lays down the rights and obligations of persons who report breaches to institutions, the bases and forms of their legal protection, as well as the means of protecting, promoting and assisting such persons in order to provide adequate opportunities for reporting breaches that threaten or violate prevention and detection of such violations.
Infringement information under the Act is due to:
(1) a danger to public security or health, to the life or health of the person;
2) environmental hazards;
3) obstruction or unlawful interference with law enforcement investigations or proceedings by the courts;
4) financing of illegal activities;
5) unlawful or opaque use of public funds or property;
6) illegally acquired property;
7) concealment of the consequences of the violation committed, obstruction of the extent of the consequences;
8) other violations.
A person may submit information about a violation:
(1) within the institution through an internal channel for reporting breaches;
2) directly to the competent authority (prosecutor's office);
3) in public.
In order to effectively enforce the provisions of the Act, Government of the Republic of Lithuania November 14 Resolution No. 1133 On the Implementation of the Law on the Protection of Speakers of the Republic of Lithuania are approved:
1. Description of the procedure for remuneration of notifiers for valuable information;
2. A description of the procedures for compensation to notifiers for adverse effects or potential consequences of the notification;
3. Description of the implementation and functioning of internal channels for reporting irregularities.
The Description of the Procedures for Introducing and Ensuring the Functioning of Internal Infringement Information Channels sets out the requirements for internal violation communication channels to be implemented in institutions, their functioning, the provision of information on violations, their investigation, handling and confidentiality within the institution.
Director of Kaunas Jonas Jablonskis Gymnasium 2019 October 24 Order no. V-279 The Procedure for Provision of Information on Infringements at Kaunas Jonas Jablonskis Gymnasium (hereinafter - Description), which establishes the provision of information about possible violations that are being prepared, committed or committed at Kaunas Jonas Jablonskis Gymnasium (hereinafter - Gymnasium); channel, its evaluation and decision-making procedures.
The person who has an employment relationship or contractual relationship with the Gymnasium (consultancy, contract, internship, practice, volunteering, etc.) has the right to provide information on the internal violation reporting channel operating in the Gymnasium.
The person reporting the violation in the Gymnasium may submit it in one of the following ways:
1. directly to the competent entity;
2. Email address email@example.com
We recommend filing a notice of infringement with this notification about violation form.
The person who provided the breach information will be treated confidentially.
The requirement of confidentiality shall not apply where:
(1) the person requesting or providing information on the infringement so requests in writing;
2) the person provides knowingly false information.
The provision of information about a breach to a person shall not give rise to any contractual or non-contractual liability, as well as liability for defamation, defamation, if he or she reasonably believed that he or she was providing correct information when providing information about the breach.
The person shall only be liable for damages arising from the provision of information concerning the infringement if it is proved that the person could not reasonably believe that the information provided was correct.
The provision of knowingly false information as well as information constituting a state or official secret does not give the person any guarantee under the Law. Any person who knowingly provides false information or discloses a government or official secret or a professional secret shall be liable in accordance with the procedure established by legal acts.