Whistleblowing - Claims for PenalisationPosted in : LK Shields on Employment Law on 11 July 2017
In the case of A senior official v A local authority [ADJ00001721], an Adjudication Officer (“AO”) rejected an employee's claim for penalisation arising from making a protected disclosure. This decision is in line with the position taken by the Labour Court in penalisation claims under the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005 (the “2005 Act”).
The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (the “Protected Disclosures Act”) precludes an employer from penalising or threatening to penalise an employee who made a protected disclosure. This protection extends to any purported suspension,
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