Czech law permits all citizens to report frauds against the U.S. Government under the False Claims Act, or violations of the provisions of the Securities & Exchange Act, Foreign Corrupt Practice Act, or Commodities Exchange Act.
What disclosures are currently protected?
The Czech Republic currently has no appreciable whistleblower laws. Therefore, whistleblowers are better off reporting to U.S. regulators where possible, at least until the transposition of the Whistleblower Directive is complete.
Can Czech whistleblowers receive rewards?
There is no law in the Czech Republic providing whistleblowers rewards, however, they may receive rewards through U.S. laws.
Recent updates and future legislative developments
Can/should Czech whistleblowers report to U.S. officials?
No law in the Czech Republic currently prohibits citizens from reporting frauds against the U.S. government under the False Claims Act, or violations of provisions of other statutes including the Securities & Exchange Act, Foreign Corrupt Practice Act, or Commodities Exchange Act. Therefore, Czech whistleblowers can and should report relevant violations to U.S. officials under these laws.