We all wish there was a truth switch with only your hand on it. Because only you can report infringements relevant to the public at your workplace. This requires courage. By filing a report with the public prosecutor's office, you will have the opportunity to acquire the status of a whistleblower and to obtain additional protection measures. Do not be indifferent. Tell the truth, now.
In Lithuania, the Law on the Protection of Whistleblowers has been in force since January 1, 2019, but probably many of you are wondering why whistleblowers must be protected? We will list some of the most important reasons. First of all, whistleblowers are usually people who work in certain positions, perform certain functions, and are the first to learn about infringements that harm the interests of society or the state. The role of the whistleblower is also important for the state from the financial point of view: in 2019-2022, according to the data available to the prosecutor's office upon completion of pre-trial investigations, it was established that EUR 37,957,651 in taxes had not been paid to the state, whereas other types of damage amounted to EUR 48,257,676.