Posted on 15 July 2014
The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform has announced today the commencement of the Protected Disclosures Act, 2014.
We previously wrote about this piece of legislation when it was in Bill format in February. Read article here
One of the most striking features of the Act is the maximum award of five years' remuneration for dismissal on grounds of having made a protected disclosure. It is important that employers ensure they are “whistleblowing ready” in facilitating employees to whistleblow internally, and that they have the policies and procedures to enable this.
For further information on this topic please contact:
Tríona Sugrue, Associate, E firstname.lastname@example.org
or Maura Connolly, Partner, E email@example.com
Employment & Employee Benefits Group