What is Whistleblowing about?
The internal or external reporting channel must allow whistleblowers to report behaviour or facts that would establish (suspicions of) violation of certain legislation (including social and tax fraud in Belgium)
This reporting channel can be both oral and/or written.
Reporting can be done anonymously or on a named basis.
Whistleblowers will be protected against retaliation measures under certain conditions (good faith...).
In January 2023, we organised an event together with Exki to discuss whistleblowing best practice and case study. If you would like to request the recording of this event, please reach out to: firstname.lastname@example.org
How can we help?
In order to ensure optimal management of complaints or facts reported through this channel, Fieldfisher offers to manage relations with whistleblowers through an IT tool specially adapted to your needs and developed by our partner Whistleblower Software ApS.
Whistleblowers will thus be put in contact (anonymously or not, depending on their choice) with a lawyer from our firm who will act as an intermediary with the designated person within your company.
This service will allow you to be advised at all times and to (ensure you) respect your legal obligations in terms of whistleblower protection.
It will also allow you to have, if necessary, the necessary multi-disciplinary legal support in order to carry out any investigations in compliance with legal standards, particularly in terms of personal data protection.
Our firm will act solely on your instructions and will not, at any time, act as the whistleblower's counsel, in accordance with our ethical rules.
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Stefan is a leading expert in employment, social security and business migration matters with over 29 years' experience advising major international and domestic clients. He heads the Belgian employment law practice and is also coordinating Fieldfisher's International Employment Law Practice.
Olivier Van Herstraeten
Olivier has a unique experience in legal risk management and compliance after having been General Counsel of several listed companies for several years. He is also responsible for the development of Client Global Services within Fieldfisher Belgium