In relation to the proposed whistleblower's Bill is bribery e.g. in Far East, covered in the bill? Would an employee making a disclosure under other legislation be better protected under a Whistleblowing Act?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 5 February 2013 Issues covered:
There is no designated whistleblowing legislation in Ireland presently; however legislation provides protection for whistleblowing employees in certain sectors, for example the Standards in Public Office Act 2001, Section 27 of the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, the Health Act 2007 and the Cartel Immunity Programme in respect of the Competition Act 2002.
Currently, the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act 2010 provides for protection for whistleblowers. The Act protects employees making/intending to make a report in good faith and provides that:
(a) Any person reporting suspected offences under the Prevention of Corruption Acts (1889-2010) to an appropriate person will not
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