The EU also encouraged member states to enact protections going beyond the baselines set out in the Directive. As a result, the national whistleblower laws differ significantly from one another, and employers operating in multiple member states will need to be aware of these differences. This will be even more important for companies wishing to implement a standardised whistleblowing system, as this will need to reflect local particularities.
What follows summarises the current status and details of the Directive adopted by a selection of EU countries: Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden.
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