Listen Up! The Belgian Whistleblowing Act in five FAQs

On 15 December 2022, the law of 28 November 2022 on the protection of whistleblowers of breaches of Union or national law established within a legal entity in the private sector (the “Whistleblowing ActFR/NL”) was published in the Belgian State Gazette. Most provisions of the Whistleblowing Act will enter into force on 15 February 2023.

In this publication you will find an answer to the most relevant FAQs in this respect.

  • What are the key obligations for companies?
  • What is the material scope of the Whistleblowing Act?
  • Which companies should set up an internal reporting channel and is anonymous reporting obligatory?
  • Who is protected?
  • Which protection is granted towards whistleblowers and what are the sanctions in case of non-compliance?

We have also included a checklist with an overview of key items to consider when implementing this new Whistleblowing Act in your company.

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