Should Whistleblowing be added as a new policy to employee handbooks or as an addition to, for example, our Data Protection policy?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 5 February 2013
Elaine Mettler
Arthur Cox
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Yes. It is good practice to have a whistleblower policy. The Protected Disclosure in the Public Interest Bill 2012 places responsibility on employers to put effective internal mechanisms in place to investigate whistleblowing complaints and to develop an organisational culture that supports whistleblowing as a key element of corporate risk management overall, in order to identify potential wrongdoing and take appropriate corrective action at the earliest possible stage.

However, as specified above, the Bill is still in its very initial stages and will almost certainly change as it makes its way through the legislative process. It is likely, therefore, when enacted the Act will require

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Elaine Mettler
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