Protected Disclosures Act 2014: Draft Guidance for Public Bodies Published

Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 29 September 2015
Emmet Whelan
ByrneWallace Solicitors
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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. 

Public bodies

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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Emmet Whelan
ByrneWallace Solicitors

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