Quotation Kain, Felicia. 2020. Whistleblowing and labour law: The Whistleblower Directive - development, content and obstacles. Italian Labour Law e-Journal. 13 (2), 131-144.




While some people consider whistleblowers to be selfless heroes, others tend to see them as snitches and denunciators. One way or another, whistleblowing is a prominent term, whose meaning everyone seems to know, whilst simultaneously remaining significantly vague. With the entry into force of the Whistleblower Directive on 17th December 2019, the subject of whistleblowing is gaining further medial and scientific attention. This legal act will certainly have, inter alia, an influence on the future design of industrial relations since whistleblowing is closely intervened with the work environment. Without going into the concrete implementation possibilities of the respective Member States, this article is dedicated to highlighting issues of particular relevance to labour law. Before dealing with these specific aspects, there will be a broad analysis of the thematic area of whistleblowing in terms of the understanding of the concept, the interests at stake and the background of the new Directive.


Press 'enter' for creating the tag

Publication's profile

Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Italian Labour Law e-Journal
Language English
Title Whistleblowing and labour law: The Whistleblower Directive - development, content and obstacles
Volume 13
Number 2
Year 2020
Page from 131
Page to 144
Reviewed? Y
URL https://illej.unibo.it/article/view/11720
DOI https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.1561-8048/11720
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://illej.unibo.it/


Kain, Felicia (Details)
Institute for Austrian and European Labor Law and Social Security Law (Marhold) (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5112 European law (Details)
5203 Labour law (Details)
Google Scholar: Search