The new EU Directive 2018/0106 for the protection of whistle-blower must be implemented by September 2021. It obligates businesses as well as cities and municipalities to establish an anonymous and secure reporting channel for whistle-blowers. If internal grievances occur, the introduction of such a system will encourage potential whistle-blowers to refrain from reporting to supervisory authorities or public media. Specifically, this new obligation affects:
CLARIUS.LEGAL offers a secure online platform which whistle-blowers can use to report grievances or violations anonymously. The platform is branded with the client’s CI and is easily accessible via internet browser. Optionally, a phone hotline can be set up which provides an additional reporting channel for whistle-blowers.
submission of the (anonymised, if desired) information by the whistle-blower via the whistle-blower platform
basis for an attorney-client relationship between the whistle-blower and CLARIUS.LEGAL
review of the transmitted data by a CLARIUS.LEGAL lawyer
forwarding the data to the contact person in the client’s organisation
compliance with EU Directive 2018/0106
Due to its number of employees, a large investment company is obligated to establish a reporting channel through which potential whistle-blowers can submit anonymous reports in accordance with EU Directive 2018/0106.
With CLARIUS.LEGAL's Whistle-blower Services, an online platform as well as a phone hotline are implemented for the investment company. This provides two different reporting channels for potential whistle-blowers.