Whistleblowing - Identifying and Investigating Protected Disclosures

Posted in : The Essential Elements of the Employee Handbook on 21 April 2023
Leeanne Armstrong
Issues covered: Whistleblowing; Case law

A whistleblower is a person who identifies and speaks out against poor and potentially harmful working practices.

Protection for whistleblowers has been in place since 1998, under the Public Interest Disclosure (Northern Ireland) Order 1998. It provides protection against detriment and dismissal as a result of making a protected disclosure.

In recent years there have been many high-profile whistleblowing cases making the headlines, including a number from within NHS Trusts, and here in Northern Ireland just last year, a settlement and apology to former vet for the Department of Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA). The settlement with Dr Tamara Bronckaers made

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This article is correct at 21/04/2023

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Leeanne Armstrong

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