In June 2022, amendments to the Whistleblower Protection Act, which protects employees who have reported violations of certain laws specified in the WPA, are expected to come into force. Amongst other items, the Amended WPA includes a mandatory obligation for companies of a certain size to establish a whistleblowing system with the aim of ensuring the protection of whistleblowers.
Rieko Yamauchi is an associate of the Dispute Resolution group at Baker McKenzie’s Tokyo office. Before joining this law firm as an associate, she also worked as a paralegal of our Dispute Resolution group from 2014 to 2017. She is a native speaker in Japanese and fluent in English.