Search Site

Whistleblowing in Malta

Malta’s Parliament approved the country’s long-awaited Whistleblower Act. Effective September 15, 2013, the act provides varying programs of protection for individuals blowing the whistle on corrupt practices. The passage of the whistleblower act was the culmination of more than six years of legislative effort.

Providing a new identity to the whistleblower

Malta’s whistleblower act outlines many incentives to encourage individuals to reveal corruption and improper practices. The provisions are so bold that they include giving a whistleblower a completely new identity.

Which improper practices justify blowing the whistle?

Malta’s new whistleblower act protects employees in both the private and public sector from detrimental action when they disclose details of improper practices by their employers, co-workers and employees, such as:

  • A person failed or is failing to fulfill any legal action.
  • The health or life of an individual is endangered.
  • The environment may be damaged.
  • A corrupt business practice occurred or is likely to occur in the near future.
  • A criminal offense has been carried out or is going to be carried out.
  • A miscarriage of justice occurred or is likely to occur.
  • Bribery occurred or is likely to occur.

Individuals with information on such improper practices need to make a full disclosure to avail themselves of the protections of Malta’s whistleblower law.

Protected disclosures

To be considered a protected disclosure under Malta law, the whistleblower must report in good faith and believe at the time of disclosure that the information in the report is true and shows an improper practice being committed by an employer, co-worker or associate of the employer. Also, the disclosure must not be made for the personal gain of the whistleblower.

If you have information related to government corruption, waste or fraud, call an experienced Dallas-Fort Worth whistleblower attorney to discuss how state and federal law may protect your disclosure.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Awards & Honors
Our Office
  • Dallas Office
    4514 Cole Ave
    Dallas, Texas 75205
    Phone: 214-306-8045
    Fax: 469-729-9926
As Seen In
In his new book, "Standing Up to China: How a Whistleblower Risked Everything for His Country," former client & Author, Ashley Yablon, quotes Attorney Steve Kardell about Whistelblower Law.
  • "Steve Kardell was terrific in representing me in some very adversarial discussions with Citigroup and also later represented me in my testimony before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission."  -Richard Bowen, Citigroup Whistleblower

  • "Incredible knowledge of employee related concerns and equally brilliant knowledge of health care regulations, standards of practice. I would recommend this firm to anyone."  -V.B.

  • "Reaching out to Steve Kardell was the best decision I made. His ability to provide immediate insight and direction was very powerful, and a huge relief during a very stressful time period. For anyone struggling with a whistleblower situation, I would highly recommend at least speaking with Steve. After a 10 minute call with him, I had a better understanding of what I was dealing with. Even better, he gave me some immediate hope. In the end Steve did a better job than I thought was possible. Steve was able to get in contact with people in my organization, that I didn’t have access to. Because of his years of experience, he already has contacts in many organizations in Dallas. The entire situation was handled peacefully. I was impressed by his ability to “keep the peace”–rather than creating a battle with the organization. The reason I didn’t reach out to a lawyer initially, was because I thought it would mean an immediate end to any hope of a positive relationship with the company. Steve was able to address my concerns, and in the end I was able to continue to work for them."  -KS

  • "Never thought my career would end like it did after 30 years of service. I was part of the first round of the so called reduction of force. I asked myself how can I be part of this with 30 years of seniority. How did they pick these 90 plus employees? Now, the culture of this organization made you question every decision they made. It wasn’t what you knew it’s was a culture of who you know. Nonetheless, I did not accept their severance package. I immediately starting looking for an attorney who would take on my case. After the initial call to Steve I had hope again. He was open and honest about everything and reassured me he would do his best for me, and he did. I had an awesome outcome. Thanks Steve you’re the best."  -S.S.