Protected Disclosures Act 2014

Posted in : ROI on 29 November 2017 Issues covered:

Whistleblowing, or “bell ringing” as it is known in the Netherlands, is now considered to be among the most effective, if not the most effective, means to expose and remedy corruption, fraud and other types of wrongdoing in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Whistleblowers, however, often face severe personal and professional repercussions, which can include dismissal.

The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 introduced generic whistleblowing legislation and has been described as being a complex and confusing piece of legislation. Anthony Kerr, Senior Counsel and Associate Professor in the UCD Sutherland School of Law, and Lauren Kierans, a Barrister and PhD candidate at the University of Middlesex and founder of the Irish Whistleblowing Law Society, have recently published a book entitled, 'Protected Disclosures Act 2014'. This new text includes the Act fully annotated with reference to relevant case law, articles and parliamentary debates. The book is an easy-to-understand reference that provides you with invaluable analysis and interpretation of this area of law.

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This article is correct at 29/11/2017

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