Whistleblower Legislation on the Horizon

Posted in : Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 13 March 2012
Catherine-Ellen O'Keeffe
Ronan Daly Jermyn
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This article looks at draft legislation introduced by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform which is aimed at protecting whistleblowers who speak out against wrong doing or cover ups by an employer or work colleague: 


A. Significance of the Bill

The Bill is the first of its kind to apply to all sectors and industries, both in the public and private sphere. Up until now, legislation had adopted a sector specific approach protecting whistleblowers that blew the whistle in discreet areas such as health, environment and consumer protection.

The draft Heads of the Bill also extend to protecting people beyond the traditional

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Catherine-Ellen O'Keeffe
Ronan Daly Jermyn

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