Baranya v Irish Meats Group Ltd [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    IESC 77
  • Legal Body
    Irish Supreme Court (IESC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Health and Safety, Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures)
Issues covered: Protected Disclosure; Whistleblowing; Personal Issues; Statutory Obligations; Health and Safety

The question in this Supreme Court appeal case was whether a communication made by an employee in a meat plant to his supervisors on 15th September 2015 constituted a “protected disclosure” for the purposes of s.5 of the 2014 Act. It concerned a health and safety matter, albeit one which had an individual impact on the claimant - he said he informed his employer that he no longer wanted to do 'scoring' work as it caused him a good deal of pain. The Supreme Court provided an excellent summary of the key points and findings…

In the leading judgment Hogan J first considered the definition of the term “relevant wrongdoings” in s. 5(3) of the 2014 Act. He observed that whilst the provision might

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This article is correct at 08/12/2021

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