Protected Disclosures Bill - What Employers Need to Know

Posted in : Eversheds HR Speed Brief on 16 August 2013
Julie Galbraith
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The Protected Disclosures Bill 2013 (the “Bill”) was published in July of this year and aims to consolidate the law relating to the protection of whistleblowers in Ireland. While whistleblower protection has traditionally arisen in this jurisdiction on a piecemeal sectoral basis, the Bill proposes a comprehensive framework for the protection of whistleblowers so that employees across all sectors may report wrongdoing within their organisation without fear of reprisal from their employer.

While whistleblower protection is generally considered a desirable prospect, when enacted the Bill will place significant obligations on employers to ensure they remain

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