What are the implications of the EU Whistleblowing Directive in the UK?Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 10 November 2021 Issues covered: Whistleblowing; Protected Disclosure; EU Regulations
A wee bit of background. 16 December 2019, the EU passed the Whistleblower Protection Directive. That started a two-year deadline clock, which member states have to transpose the directives into their national legislation.
But why are we telling you this? Brexit has happened. We're out. We're not in the EU. We don't care anymore. Unfortunately not, because we have signed up to the rather snappily titled EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement. That does tie us in to certain EU standards. And if we want to trade with the EU, we've got to comply with some of these standards.
Whistleblowing in the UK is fairly well covered. The EU have commented previously about how robust our legislation is.
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