Have you discovered serious misconduct?

Here you will find information on the whistleblowing function at Infotiv. You can report serious misconduct at your workplace. You will also find answers to frequently asked questions about whistleblowing.

You have the right to blow the whistle on misconduct without risking harm. You can report here on the Infotiv website or by calling the Infotiv switchboard and asking to speak to a member of the Safety Committee. You can also turn to a government whistleblowing channel. Such channels are available from a large number of authorities, including the Swedish Work Environment Authority, the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, the Swedish Tax Agency, the Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection and many others responsible for different areas of society.

I want to raise the alarm

Frequently asked questions

What can I report? 

You have the right to blow the whistle on misconduct that may be in the public interest. This means, for example, that your own views on how Infotiv is managed or your salary do not belong here. However, you can report crimes or irregularities that you know or suspect are taking place within the organization. Examples include bribery, violation of environmental or labor laws or embezzlement. It may also be relevant to raise the alarm about various abuses that violate EU rules, such as the General Data Protection Regulation.

Do I risk losing my job?

No, you do not risk being dismissed, having your job changed, having your salary reduced, being ostracized, or any other punishment for blowing the whistle. An employer who punishes a whistleblower in any way is breaking the law and may have to pay damages.

What happens after I submit my report?

The Infotiv Safety Committee will receive your case, investigate it and take action. You will receive a confirmation within 7 days, if you have not declined feedback, and then you will receive feedback on the case within 3 months. If necessary, and if you have provided contact details, a member of the Safety Committee may contact you to request additional information. 

Who will read my notification?

Only the Infotiv Safety Committee will read your complaint. They will investigate your complaint and take action. The Safety Committee is bound by professional secrecy and may not reveal your identity unless you have given your consent.

What does the law say?

Chapter 2. Protection in the form of discharge

Section 1 A reporting person may not be held liable for having breached a duty of confidentiality, provided that the person had reasonable grounds for assuming that the reporting of the information was necessary to reveal the reported misconduct. The exemption from liability in accordance with the first paragraph does not apply in the event of a deliberate breach of a duty of confidentiality which, according to the Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act (2009:400), restricts the right to communicate and publish information in accordance with the Freedom of the Press Ordinance or the Fundamental Law on Freedom of Expression, or a breach of a duty of confidentiality in accordance with the Defence Inventions Act (1971:1078).

2 § The exemption from liability under 1 § does not entail the right to disclose documents.

Section 3 A reporting person may not be held liable for a breach of provisions concerning the collection of information if, at the time of collection, the person had reasonable grounds to believe that the collection was necessary to reveal misconduct.

Section 4 The exemption from liability in accordance with section 3 does not apply if the reporting person is guilty of a crime as a result of the collection.

Chapter 3 Protection against obstruction and retaliation

Prohibition of obstruction and retaliation

 1 § An operator may not

1. obstruct or attempt to obstruct reporting; or
2. retaliate on the basis of a report against

(a) a reporting person

(b) someone in the operator who assists the reporting person in reporting, such as a shop steward or a safety representative,

(c) someone in the operator's organization who is related to the reporting person, such as a relative or colleague; or

(d) a legal person that the reporting person owns, works for or is otherwise connected to. 

Section 2 An operator may not retaliate because someone approaches their workers' organization for consultation on reporting. Nor may the operator prevent or attempt to prevent such consultation.

Chapter 4. Conditions to be covered by the protection

Where the abuses occur

2 § The protection applies to the reporting of misconduct that has occurred or is highly likely to occur in

1. the activity in which the reporting person is, has been or may be engaged; or
2. another activity with which the reporting person is or has been in contact through their work.

Chapter 9 Professional secrecy

1 § The person handling a follow-up case may not unauthorizedly disclose information that could reveal the identity of the reporting person or any other individual involved in the case.

I want to raise the alarm

Infotiv's Safety Committee will receive and handle the case within the framework of the Whistleblowing Act. You will receive an acknowledgement within seven days, unless you have declined feedback. Thereafter, you will receive feedback on the case within three months.