Partner Claire Cross has commented in Global Investigations Review regarding the EU’s recent laws protecting public and private employees who blow the whistle on corruption. Member states will be given until 2021 to implement the new rules.
Claire stated while the UK already has one of the EU’s most robust legal frameworks for whistleblowers, the new directive – which the UK may not adopt, owing to Brexit – would allow the self-employed, volunteers and job applicants to claim the same protections that are currently only available to those classified as workers.
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