The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs has submitted a report by the Whistleblowing Committee regarding whistleblowing at the workplace for consultation. The report contains several measures that are intended to strengthen the protection of whistleblowers in the Norwegian workforce.
Some of the most important measures suggested in the report are:
– The establishment of a National Whistleblower representative
– The establishment of a dispute resolution panel
– Preparation of a national whistleblower supervisor
The government is actively working to improve the protection of whistleblowers through the Committee’s report, the amendments to the Working Environment Act, which came into force in July 2017 and the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority’s project. The Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority’s project has the purpose of improving cooperation in between the public authorities and better guidance on the rules in this area.