Vattenfall wrongly filed the dismissal of two employees who reported abuses within the company. That is the conclusion of House for Whistleblowers on Tuesday.
The whistleblowers suspected that the German company Siemens was given unfair priority in the tendering of various projects and reported this. Vattenfall then submitted the two redundancies in 2016, but these were rejected for the UWV.
According to the employees, the reason for the dismissal was their criticism of the course of events. The whistleblower aid organization now agrees with them.
With the conclusion, House for Whistleblowers says nothing about the content of the indictment of the two whistleblowers against Vattenfall. This investigation is only about the whistleblower's conduct and the way they have been treated by the company after their report.
Vattenfall announced in an official response that it would study the report and reflect on the content. "We respect the conclusions of the House and are always willing to improve and to draw lessons for the future."