Criminal Justice Act 2011 -An Employer's Perspective

Posted in : Eversheds HR Speed Brief on 28 March 2013
Joanne Hyde
Eversheds

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

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Joanne Hyde
Eversheds

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