Whistleblowing Laws - What Will It Mean for Employers?

Posted in : Eversheds HR Speed Brief on 28 March 2014
Julie Galbraith
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Given the controversies of the last few weeks culminating in Garda Commissioner Callinan’s resignation on Tuesday, many employers may be asking themselves what is their responsibility if an employee makes a disclosure and could therefore be categorised as a “whistleblower”. As Garda Callinan discovered, sometimes a disclosure may harm the name of the employer/company and yet the information may be of significant public interest to merit disclosure.


Historically Irish people have viewed this area with suspicion, often equating the actions of a whistleblower with those of a tell tale or worse still, an informer. For an employee this is often coupled with a sense of loyalty to the

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