Anonymity of whistleblowers is not guaranteed

Anonymity of whistleblowers is not guaranteed 1000 500 SarisLaw

On 25 April 2014, the Trade and Industry Appeals Tribunal (CBb) ruled in a fine case that, in principle, an alleged offender must be given the opportunity to learn the identity of an whistleblower who is kept secret by the supervisor. The interest of the alleged offender in knowing the identity and thus, for instance, the possibility to question the whistleblower as a witness, outweighs the objection raised by the supervisor that in the future, whistleblowers will be less inclined to expose abuses at companies and institutions on an anonymous basis.

The full blog post is written in Dutch.

Date: 4 July 2014
Author: Christien Saris