What support measures does the reporting person receive?

(Article 37)

The person reporting breaches included in Law 2/2023 will receive the following support measures:

  • Complete and independent, easily accessible and free information and advice on available procedures and resources, protection against reprisals and rights of the affected person.
  • Effective assistance by the competent authorities before any relevant authority involved in their protection against reprisals, including certification that they can avail themselves of the protection under the Law.
  • Legal assistance in cross-border criminal and civil processes in accordance with Community regulations.
  • Financial and psychological support, exceptionally, if so decided by the Independent Whistleblower Protection Authority (in Catalonia, the Anti-Fraud Office), after the assessment of the circumstances arising from the presentation of the communication.

All this, regardless of the free legal assistance they may be entitled to.