09/02/23: intervention of M. Fernandez-Bertier at CREOBIS’ conference on the Belgian law on the protection of whistleblowers

As from 15 February 2023, Belgian legal entities operating in the private sector will be required to implement internal whistleblowing channels and procedures and to protect whistleblowers from any form of retaliation. These new obligations will also bear important implications on labor law, privacy and data protection aspects.

During this seminar, Mr. Fernandez-Bertier will first address the main provisions of the Act of 28 November 2022 on the protection of persons reporting of breaches of Union or national law established within a legal entity in the private sector (the Belgian Whistleblower Protection Act). He will then provide practical guidance on how to implement the new obligations imposed on private legal entities counting 50+ workers, including but not limited to choosing the right whistleblowing channels, drafting and implementing internal reporting procedures, appointing a whistleblower officer, receiving, managing and investigating internal reports, and protecting whistleblowers, all whilst taking the group and transnational dimension of such entities into consideration.


February 09, 2023

Location: Thon Bristol Stéphanie

Time: 9am-13pm

Speaker: Fernandez-Bertier Michaël