The German political party Bündnis 90/Die Grünen (The Greens) recently submitted a draft law on the protection of whistleblowers to the German Parliament. The legal position of whistleblowers in Germany is currently unclear and the draft law aims to rectify that. It provides that employees must first report issues of concern internally to their employer but if their employer ignores the report or the issues are of wider public interest then the employee may report their concerns to an external body at the outset.

Parliament press announcement – November 2014 and draft law