European Whistleblower Report Provides Critical Country-by-Country Updates
Review minimum standards of protection across the European Union.
The World Services Group (WSG) Employment and Labor Group collaborated with WSG network law firms in more than 20 European jurisdictions to create the European Whistleblower Report, which provides knowledge on the implementations of the EU Whistleblowing Directive in the different Member — as well as Non-Member — States that have their own statutory rules regarding the protection of whistleblowers.
The report serves as a tool for international companies to learn about the new legal framework and adapt to the specifics of each country. It sheds light on the legal requirements and highlights the strategic value of effective whistleblowing mechanisms for risk management and corporate image.
The key country-by-country areas of focus also explore:
- The technology and means of communication of internal reporting channels
- National legislation regarding timeframe, anonymity, and other protections for those making the reports