Whistle-Blowers as Facilitators of Decent Work

Stojković-Zlatanović, Sanja and Sjeničić, Marta (2019) Whistle-Blowers as Facilitators of Decent Work. In: Towards a better future : democracy, EU integration and criminal justice : conference proceedings. Volume II. "St. Kliment Ohridski" University, Faculty of law - Kicevo, Bitola, pp. 105-113. ISBN 978-608-4670-05-6 (V. 2)

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Labour law protection of whistleblowers has recently been avocated across European countries. A number of European Union member states have adopted special laws regarding whistleblowers` protection, but this protection still stays incomplete and fragmented in scope. Last year the European Commission proposed a new law in order to strengthen whistleblowing - the Whistleblowing Directive. This paper aims to determine the key elements of whistleblowers` protection at the workplace, taking into account European Union principles and the concept of decent work. The concept of decent work has been clearly expressed as a core objective of the International Labour Organization (2008). Dignity is associated with the principles of self-respect, autonomy and freedom that are the core values of the contemporary whistleblowers protection framework. This paper deals with theoretical issues of dignity, particularly the autonomy of individuals reporting wrongdoings at work, in terms of whistleblowers` protection standards, thereby addressing the link between the dignity of individuals and the duty of loyalty to employers versus the duty of loyalty to the society.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: International Scientific Conference “Towards a Better Future: Democracy, EU Integration and Criminal Justice”, Bitola, 10-12 May, 2019
Uncontrolled Keywords: Whistleblower Protection, Dignity at Work, The Principle of Autonomy, EU Standards, Duty of Loyalty
Institutional centre: Centre for legal research
Depositing User: Vesna Jovanović
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2020 23:45
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2020 23:45
URI: http://iriss.idn.org.rs/id/eprint/277

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