Whistleblowing laws: Employers' guide to global compliance

Updated version of our guide to whistleblowing laws in countries throughout the world

Employment Update

As the global push to combat corruption in government, politics, civil society and business gathers pace, whistleblowing laws continue to be a topic of increasing importance to global employers who want to achieve or maintain best practice standards in this area.

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There is also pressure from a regulatory perspective with increasing numbers of jurisdictions creating whistleblowing laws, and as the extensive scope of the US 'gold standard' Sarbanes-Oxley Act becomes clearer.

Global employers need to keep abreast of these changes to whistleblowing laws to ensure they have an approach which works for their business, but which nonetheless achieves local compliance.

We have used our local intelligence and access to market analysis in 11 countries to update our report, which was first published in 2013. 

It provides a summary of the key legislative provisions regulating whistleblowing laws but also examines the reasons for the differences between regimes. The 2015 version includes for the first time detailed information for Canada.