Act XXV of 2023 on Complaints, Complaints of Public Interest and the Rules for Reporting Abuse (hereinafter referred to as the Whistleblowing Act) requires the requires companies with 50 or more employees to operate an internal whistleblowing system. The system allows you to report any wrongdoing, illegal or suspected illegal act or omission, or other abuse in the workplace directly to the Company’s top management or owners, while keeping your personal data confidential.
The system is operated for our Company by an external service provider, Dezsényi Law Office (hereinafter referred to as the “Whistleblower Protection Lawyer”). The Whistleblower Protection Lawyer is independent of our Company, is not connected to our internal systems and cannot be instructed by our Company.
The Whistleblower Protection Lawyer will forward the report to the department or person at the concerned employer authorised to investigate the report, but shall send to the employer an extract of the report containing no data that would allow the identification of the Whistleblower, unless the Whistleblower has given his/her prior written consent to the transfer of his/her personal data.
Under the Whistleblowing Act, the investigating department or person will investigate the report within 30 days. In particularly justified cases, the investigation period may be extended to a maximum of 3 months. The Whistleblower must be informed of the extension and the reasons for it.
During the investigation of the report, the Whistleblower Protection Lawyer may invite the Whistleblower to supplement or clarify the report, to clarify the facts of the case and to provide additional information.
You should formulate your report in your own words, in your own language. If necessary for the handling of the report, the translation will be provided by the Whistleblower Protection Lawyer.
You may file a report without providing your name and contact details, but under the provisions of the Whistleblowing Act, the investigation of the report may be waived if the report is filed by an unidentified Whistleblower.
The investigation of the report may also be waived if the same Whistleblower makes a repeated report with the same content.
Please note that the internal whistleblowing system does not support or protect the anonymity of anyone who intentionally, untruthfully, and against his/her better understanding, makes a report against someone.