With whistleblowing cases regularly making the news headlines, there is increasing recognition that whistleblowing provisions play a vital role in risk management within all organisations, regardless of industry sector or size.
Linklaters’ Employment & Incentives practice has been tracking this growing trend and, more recently, investigating effective ways of managing whistleblowing in key European jurisdictions. As our infographic highlights, the legal framework for whistleblowing differs across European jurisdictions and there are wide variations in the percentage of listed companies that have a visible whistleblowing policy.
Our Listen up! campaign aims to encourage businesses to refocus their approach to whistleblowing by adopting effective reporting systems and ensuring management is equipped to listen to, recognise and deal effectively with serious issues raised by employees.