Protected Disclosures (Whistleblowing)

Posted in : Templates & Checklists NI on 27 August 2014
Gareth Walls
A&L Goodbody LLP
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A&L Goodbody outline the practical steps to reduce risk: Protected Disclosures (Whistleblowing). 

The legislation in Northern Ireland which affords 'whistleblowers' protection is the Public Interest Disclosure (Northern Ireland) Order 1998.

The legislation enables staff who report wrongdoing to complain to an Industrial Tribunal if they are dismissed or suffer any other form of detriment for doing so. Staff are protected against unfair dismissal, detriment and victimisation. The legislation encourages and protects employees to report internally.

This article covers:

  • Managing a Protected Disclosure: Importance for Employers
  • Individuals Who are Protected
  • Reporting A Disclosure

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This article is correct at 06/08/2015

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Gareth Walls
A&L Goodbody LLP

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