Protected Disclosures (Whistleblowing) - Your Questions Answered

Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 4 December 2015
Jennifer Cashman
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In this article, we focus on questions surrounding protected disclosures (whistleblowing).

With reference to protected disclosure, if allegations prove to be unfounded and are in fact vexatious, what scope is there for disciplinary measures, particularly if the wrongfully accused person invokes the grievance procedure and suffers stress as a result of allegations?

This will be a very interesting area as this develops as the Protected Disclosures Act, 2014, provides that the employee’s motivation in making the protected disclosure is irrelevant (other than the fact that it can be taken into account when awarding compensation).

Presumably, anyone dismissed for raising a Health and Safety

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