Protected Disclosures Act 2014: Draft Guidance for Public Bodies PublishedPosted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 29 September 2015 Issues covered:
Whistleblowing in the workplace is one of the major issues employers have to deal with today.
The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (the “Act”) came into force on 15 July 2014. The Act introduced serious sanctions (including awards of up to five years’ gross remuneration) where an employee is dismissed or penalised for making a protected disclosure. A person to whom a protected disclosure is made is also obliged under the Act to protect the identity of the discloser.
Section 21(1) of the Act provides that “[e]very public body shall establish and maintain procedures for the making of protected disclosures by workers
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