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What is a whistleblower?

You are a whistleblower if you are a worker of AHH and you report certain types of wrongdoing. This will usually be something you have seen at work.

The wrongdoing you disclose must be in the general interest. This means it must affect others, for example the other employees.

As a whistleblower you are protected by law – you should not be treated unfairly or lose your job because you ‘blow the whistle’.

You can raise your concern at any time about an incident that happened in the past, is happening now, or you believe will happen in the near future.

You may choose to disclose your identity or report anonymously, whichever reporting style you prefer, you are safe!

Who is protected by law?

You are protected if you are an employee, for example you are:

  • an employee of AHH
  • a trainee or Intern
  • a consultant/ contract worker

Contact the HR department if you are not sure you are protected.

Complaints that count as whistleblowing

You are protected by law if you report any of the following:

  • a criminal offence, for example fraud
  • someone’s health and safety is in danger
  • risk or actual damage to the company and its employees
  • a miscarriage of justice
  • you believe someone is covering up wrongdoing

Contact the HR department if you are not sure you are protected.

Complaints that do not count as whistleblowing

You are protected by law if you report any of the following:

  • Personal grievances (for example bullying, harassment, discrimination) are not covered by whistleblowing law, unless your particular case is in the general interest.

Report these to the Human Resource department.

Please refer to the AHH Whistleblower Policy for more information and guide.