Protected Disclosures – A Review of Recent Developments

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 1 September 2020
Fiona Sharkey
A&L Goodbody
Issues covered: Whistleblowing; Protected Disclosures; Policies and Procedures.

In this month’s First Tuesday Q&A, Fiona Sharkey, Solicitor in A&L Goodbody’s Employment Practice Group, provides some insights on recent legal developments in relation to the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (the 2014 Act).

1. What is a Protected Disclosure?

Under the 2014 Act, a protected disclosure is a disclosure of information which (a) in the reasonable belief of the worker tends to show a relevant wrongdoing; and (b) came to the attention of the worker in connection with their employment.

2. What protections does the Act provide for employees?

Where an employee can connect the dots between their making of a protected disclosure and their dismissal (or other penalisation),

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Fiona Sharkey
A&L Goodbody

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