The ombudsman will protect the identity of the whistleblower based on their duty of confidentiality as a lawyer. The individual’s identity will only be revealed to the company’s investigating committees upon their request and after they have provided their express consent.
If you are unsure how to assess circumstances or things you have observed, Mr. Rubach can provide you with advice in German or English. The same also applies if you are concerned that you have committed an offense yourself. Confidentiality is also guaranteed in this case. You will not incur costs in any circumstances.
However, please understand that our ombudsman is not a complaints office and is not intended to serve as a suggestion box. The ombudsman will not process or forward complaints.