This is a female care assistant who went out in the media and told about shortcomings in infection control that she herself experienced in her work at a nursing home.

After the story was published in the media, the care assistant received a written reminder from his employer.

- To summon an employee and give a written reminder, which has taken place in this case, is in my opinion a violation of the law on whistleblower protection.

The law came into force in 2017 and as far as I know it has not been tried yet.

It is now up to the district court to make an assessment.

It is important to mention that it is about the woman's perceived misconduct, not what is true or false, says chamber prosecutor Anette Fassl in the press release.

The penalty for violating the law on whistleblower protection in certain activities is a fine or imprisonment for a maximum of one year.