In November 2019, the EU Whistleblower Directive (the “Directive”) came into force. The Directive required EU Member States to implement the whistleblower protection regime in national law by December 2021; a deadline missed by many member states.
Complexity is presented by pre-existing and often industry-specific whistleblower protection law and practice in some countries which will likely influence the Directive’s local interpretation and application. Compliance in one member state or the UK therefore does not necessarily result in compliance in all other member states as well.
TELFA has prepared this jurisdictional overview to help navigate at a high level the different approaches and traditions in 16 listed Member States.
Please get in touch if you are looking for a global, pan-European or local advice on whistleblower protection regimes.