If a complaint of bullying forms part of a protected disclosure must we conduct two separate investigations?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 6 December 2016
Zelda Cunningham
Arthur Cox

It will be necessary to determine whether all elements of the complaint/disclosure are disclosures of information relating to relevant wrongdoing which has taken place. A complaint of bullying could be deemed to be a disclosure of relevant wrongdoing, as defined by the Protected Disclosures Act 2014. An assessment, on a case by case basis, will have to be conducted.

If, having assessed the complaint/disclosure, it is deemed to relate solely to a personal employment complaint then the complainant/discloser should be encouraged to utilise other processes, for example, the grievance or dignity

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