A bill has been drafted in the Lithuanian parliament to protect a person reporting an irregularity in an organization.
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The bill, drafted by a working group, places a top priority on keeping a whistleblower's identify as much confidential as possible.

It would ban demoting or firing a whistleblower and applying any other retaliatory measures, such as intimidation, harassment, a salary cut or changing of work hours.

The ban would apply from the moment an irregularity is reported and will be effective for two years after a final decision is taken in investigating the reported irregularity.

The bill also provides for exempting a person involved in an irregularity from liability if he or she reports it.

"I do hope that the law, which we have not had for so long and which is so important to Lithuania, will be passed as soon as possible," Conservative MP Agnė Bilotaitė, the head of the working group, said in a press release.

The Seimas board has included the bill into the program of the parliament's fall session.

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