Norway: Whistleblowers better protected since the law changed in 2007

A new report by the Institute for Labour and Social Research (Fafo) suggests there is more protection for whistleblowers since the Working Environment Act was introduced in 2007.

According to the report, half of all whistleblowers found that whistleblowing works (report in Norwegian). The report says, however, that despite the regulations many workers choose not to register their complaints.

The report found that whistleblowers who have shop stewards and safety representatives at their workplace are more likely to say whistleblowing helps. They also run a smaller risk of being punished for complaining than those who have no shop stewards or safety representatives present.

Research methods included qualitative interviews and a survey of 6,000 employees.

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