The EU 2019/1937
Whistleblower Protection Directive is an EU directive that came into force in 2019 through drafting by the EU Commission and adoption by the EU Council.␣
It serves to protect whistleblowers who point out wrongdoing in companies. By December 17, 2021
, the directive must be transposed into national law by the Federal Republic of Germany. Following the introduction of the national law, companies with 50 employees
or more are required to set up appropriate procedures in their company organization. For companies with 250 or more employees, the expected implementation period is 2 years. For companies between 50 and 249 employees, the implementation period is expected to be extended by another 2 years. Furthermore, public corporations are also required to implement the directive organizationally. Municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants are exempt from this requirement.