Webcast in German language – feel free to contact any member of our team for explanations in English.
Webcast on the planned new Whistleblower Protection Act (so called: Hinweisgeberschutzgesetz or briefly: HinSchG) in Germany, which is expected to be debated in the German Legislation Committee (Bundestag) from June 2022. The law is based on the requirements of the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive and the resulting obligation of the member states.
In this webcast of our Deloitte Legal Update webcast series, based on the expected introduction of the Whistleblower Protection Act in Germany, we present the key contents of the Act and show what employers need to be prepared for.
In particular, we will focus on the following topics:
- Obligated parties under the German whistleblower protection Act (HinSchG)
- Intended minimum standards for reporting channels
- Internal and external reporting channels
- Possibilities of outsourcing the reporting office to external third parties
- Reporting channels within the group
- Special protection of the whistleblower
- Legal consequences of violations of the German HinSchG
- Answering your questions (Q&A)
Our employment law experts Carmen Meola and Dr. Marc Spielberger, both Partners, Attorneys at Law and Employment Law Specialists at Deloitte Legal, will guide you through the webcast.
Please feel free to ask your questions for the Q&A part already during your registration.
In case of organizational questions, please contact:
Tel: +49 211 87722491
Carmen Meola joined Deloitte Legal as a partner on 1 July 2021. She advises corporate clients on German employment law in a precise and practice-oriented manner. She has more than 20 years of experience in planning and executing transformation and restructuring projects, outsourcing projects and business valuations/due diligence projects (both on buyer and seller side, RedFlag Reports, Legal Factbook) as well as negotiating the related company purchase agreements (HR part). Carmen Meola is the author of numerous publications in German and English and regularly speaks at webinars on employment law topics. Carmen Meola speaks German, English and Italian.
Dr. Marc Spielberger
Marc is a partner in the Munich office and a member of the Employment & Labor Group. He has extensive experience across all areas of employment-related law. A particular focus is the advice on restructuring and reorganization (incl. planning, structuring and execution) as well as on insolvency related labor & employment issues, such as staff reduction measures. Additionally, he concentrates on industrial constitutional and collective bargaining law, including negations with work councils, as well as on compliance, data privacy, participation rights, contract law, temporary employment, AGG (German General Law of Non-Discrimination), stock options / employee benefits / company pension scheme, the German Minimum Wage Act and secondments. He regularly conducts employment litigation on behalf of employers and is experienced in defending unfair dismissal claims as well as in disputes with the works council. Furthermore, he advises on labor and employment law issues in connections with corporate transactions. Prior to joining Deloitte Legal Marc was an Employment and Labor Law partner at Reed Smith LLP in Munich and before that a partner at Beiten Burkhardt in Munich. Marc publishes and speaks regularly at seminars and conferences and counts global leading businesses as well as medium-sized companies, start-ups, financial institutions and investors to his clients. Office: Munich