What You Need to Know About the New Proposed Whistleblowing LegislationPosted in : Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 26 April 2022
The Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Bill 2022 (the “Bill”) will amend and extend the current whistleblowing legislation in Ireland - the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (the “2014 Act”). The Bill is still subject to further amendment (this article is therefore based on the current draft of the Bill at the date of writing). It is anticipated the Bill will be brought into law in the next few months.
Who will be covered?
In addition to the categories of personnel covered in the 2014 Act, the Bill extends protection to shareholders, Board members (including non-executive directors), volunteers and job applicants.
What are the required formal reporting channels and procedures?
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