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Antitrust and competition law (HinSchG) →
This would include infringements that counteract the securing and maintenance of effective market competition. An anti-competitive situation is when there is collusion or an exchange of competition-relevant information between companies and their competitors, for example. 
Conflicts of interest (HinSchG) →
A conflict of interest occurs when a person/company is entangled in multiple interests that may corrupt that person's/company's motivations or decision-making. One such situation would be when an employee's personal interests come into conflict with those of the company, and the company suffers damage as a result. 
Discrimination (HinSchG) →
This includes violations of the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG) and other anti-discrimination standards. A violation can occur if there is unequal treatment at the workplace, e.g. in the case of promotions, or if other people are discriminated against because of their political convictions, skin colour, religion or even sexual identity.
Embezzlement (HinSchG) →
This would include all property offenses to the detriment of the company. For example: 
  • Theft or misappropriation of company property
  • Withholding company funds or work materials
  • Personal enrichment
Environmental protection (HinSchG) →
Environmental protection includes any environmental offenses and environmental damage. For example: 
  • Illegal disposal of waste
  • Improper handling of pollutants
  • Water, soil, or air pollution
Environmental risks or violations (LkSG) →
These include actual or likely violations of
  • The Minamata Convention on Mercury of 10 October 2013
  • The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants of 23 May 2001 
  • The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal of 22 March 1989 
Manipulation of business documents/balance sheets (HinSchG) →
This would refer, in particular, to violations of applicable accounting standards or generally accepted accounting principles, resulting in misrepresentations in the company's financial reporting. For example: improper preparation or falsification of invoices, credit notes, financial statements, audit trails, etc. 
Miscellaneous and violations of the Code of Conduct (HinSchG) →
Under this category, you can submit hints that do not necessarily fall under the other existing categories. 
Money laundering - AMLA (HinSchG) →
Money laundering includes any activity in which the proceeds of criminal activity are funneled into, and through, the financial system for subsequent use in an activity that appears to be legal. Because criminal assets are involved, the main objective of money laundering is to make sure that no one finds out the criminal origins of the financial activity. 
Privacy (HinSchG) →
Involves breaches of data protection laws and regulations on the protection of personal data. This would include, in particular, cases involving large quantities of data or particularly sensitive data. Examples: 
  • the unlawful disclosure of business and trade secrets
  • the misuse of data
  • the insufficient access protection to sensitive data
Risks or violations of human rights (LkSG) →
These include, but are not limited to, violations or likely violations of
  • The prohibition of child labour 
  • Protection against slavery and forced labour 
  • The right to freedom from discrimination
  • Protection against the unlawful expropriation of land
  • Occupational safety and health and related health hazards
  • The prohibition of the withholding of a fair wage
  • The right to form trade unions or workers' representative organisations
  • The prohibition of causing harmful soil alteration or water pollution 
  • The right not to be subjected to torture 
Violations of codes of conduct at the workplace as well as human rights violations (HinSchG) →
These include violations of working conditions as well as human rights violations. For example: 
  • Discrimination
  • Bullying
  • Unequal treatment
  • Harassment
  • Disrespect
  • Working time violations
Hints in relation to Christin Drüke (HinSchG and LkSG) →
Hints in relation to Dirk Driesch (HinSchG und LkSG) →