Dutch Whistleblower Legal Brief

On 1 July 2016, new regulations went into effect with the “House for Whistleblowers” Act (Huis voor Klokkenluiders), adding requirements for handling internal employee complaints and retaliation. Whether private or public, if your organisation is based in the Netherlands and has more than 50 employees, this regulation applies to you.

In this legal brief, you will learn how to comply with the new changes, including:

  • Implementing new internal whistleblower requirements
  • Protecting employees from retaliation
  • Utilising the “House of Whistleblowers”
  • Establishing a holistic reporting program

Download the full legal brief to understand how these critical new regulations will affect your programme and how to build a speak-up culture within your organisation.

Key Takeaway #1

Report Volume Remains at an All-Time High. Over the last five years we have seen a significant rise in the reporting rateā€”an 18 percent increase since 2011. See what trends might be influencing this elevated level of reporting inside the report.

Key Takeaway #2

Substantiation rates for reports of retaliation remain at an elevated level. From 2013 to 2014, there was a 125 percent increase in the substantiation rate of retaliation reports (from 12 percent to 27 percent). This year, the number remains elevated at 26 percent. Find out what this might indicate about report quality by downloading the full analysis.

Key Takeaway #3

Case closure times continue to climb year over year. From a median of 32 days in 2011 to 46 days in 2015, case closure times continue to increase dramatically. Could this be an indicator that organizations do not have sufficient resources to address the volume of reports they are now consistently receiving? Find out what our experts think in the report.

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