F for Focus on Whistleblowing

Posted in : Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 8 April 2014
Kiera Lee
Mills Selig
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Kiera Lee, writes:

The Public Interest Disclosure (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 inserts provisions into the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (the ERO) which provides protection for an individual who makes a disclosure (whistle blowing) in good faith to their employer or other third party. The provisions set out at Articles 67A – 67L, as long as the disclosure ‘qualifies’, provide protection against dismissal or detriment for making the disclosure.

Qualifing Disclosure

Article 67B (1) of the ERO defines a qualifying disclosure as any disclosure of information which, in the reasonable belief of the worker making the disclosure, tends to show one or more of the following —


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Kiera Lee
Mills Selig

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