EU member states have until 17 December 2021 to transpose the EU Whistleblowing Directive into national law. Although progress has been slow, all employers with EU based operations will need to decide how to change their whistleblowing arrangements to comply with a potential patchwork of new rules.
Join members of the Taylor Wessing international employment team to get the European perspective from lawyers specialising in these issues. Our team will focus on the key issues that employers must consider to implement, these include:
- How to prepare for the legal changes: The key points you need to consider to implement the Directive, including engagement with trade unions and works councils. We will focus on the key differences between the jurisdictions, including how the EU and UK will diverge on these issues, and how to manage them.
- How to protect your business: What policies and procedures should you implement and the differences between member states. We will consider key measures you will need to implement, including introducing reporting channels, maintaining confidentiality, record keeping and training.
- How to respond to a whistleblowing complaint: key points to consider when responding to the complaint. How to manage an investigation and take appropriate steps to respond to the complaint.