Criminal Justice Act 2011 -An Employer's Perspective

Posted in : Eversheds HR Speed Brief on 28 March 2013
Joanne Hyde
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The Criminal Justice Act 2011 (“the Act”) was introduced to facilitate the investigation and prosecution of white collar crime. As a result of the Act, there is now a new and onerous obligation on employers to make a report to Gardaí in circumstances where an employee is suspected of committing a criminal offence. This obligation adds a new complexity to how an employer should approach an investigation or a disciplinary matter with an employee.

Section 19 and the duty to report

According to section 19(1), a person who has information which he or she knows or believes might be of material assistance in preventing the commission of a number of specified offences or in securing the

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