A Guide to Whistleblowing in IrelandPosted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 1 July 2019
Fiona Sharkey, Solicitor in A&L Goodbody’s Employment Practice Group, has provided answers to some of your questions on the topic of Protected Disclosures, commonly termed 'whistleblowing'.
What is a Protected Disclosure?
It is the disclosure of 'relevant information' which, in the reasonable belief of the person making the disclosure, tends to show a 'relevant wrongdoing' connected to the workplace.
Under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (as amended) (the Act):
- ‘relevant wrongdoing’ – can include the commission or likely commission of an offence, endangering of health and safety, misuse of public money and damage to the environment
- 'relevant information' – can also disclose a
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