Is there an obligation on an employer to reveal to an employee that there has been a confidential disclosure about them?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 5 February 2013
Elaine Mettler
Arthur Cox
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In Ireland, there is no overarching legislation dealing with confidential or protected disclosures. There are, however, a number of legislative provisions which provide guidance in relation to protected disclosures 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. The Oireachtas has published a General Scheme of the Protected Disclosure in the Public Interest Bill 2012 which will offer protection to whistleblowers across the board, however, it is unclear when the Bill will be published in its entirety and when the

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Elaine Mettler
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