The House for Whistleblowers Act
Not every organization performs its activities with integrity. Many, however, are afraid to sound the alarm, now experience has repeatedly shown that whistleblowers were not always sufficiently protected. The House for Whistleblowers Act, which entered into force in July 2016, was meant to change this and lays down rules for reporting malpractices in organizations with more than 50 employees. In principle, the Act is built around the employer and the employee. In a different way than is the case in employment law, these terms are interpreted broadly in the light of the Act. Therefore, also the freelancer is subject to these rules.