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10 Claims to the WRC Which Protect Employees’ Whistleblowing Reports

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There are 10 claims you can bring to the WRC (Workplace Relations Commission) as a result of whistleblowing.

The claims listed below, which arise under different pieces of legislation, are in addition to an unfair dismissal claim if you have been dismissed from your employment for “whistleblowing”.

  1. You have made a complaint about breaches of the Charities Act, 2009 and have been penalised.

Chapter 62 of the Charities Act, 2009 prohibits this.

  1. You have been penalised for complaining about breaches of the Chemicals Act, 2008.

Section 26 of the Chemicals Act, 2008 prevents this.

  1. You were penalised for reporting breaches of the Competition Acts 2002 to 2010.

The Competition Act, 2002, section 50(3) prohibits this.

  1. You were penalised for reporting breaches of the Consumer Protection Act, 2007.

Section 87 Consumer Protection Act, 2007 prohibits penalisation.

  1. You have been penalised for reporting breaches of the Criminal Justice Act, 2011.

Section 20, Criminal Justice Act, 2011 prohibits an employer from penalising you.

  1. You have been penalised for reporting breaches of the Inland Fisheries act, 2010.

Section 38 prevents the employer, Inland Fisheries Ireland, from penalising you.

  1. You were penalised for reporting breaches of the NAMA act, 2009.

Section 223 of the National Asset Management Agency Act, 2009 prevents an employer from penalising an employee for reporting breaches of the act.

  1. You were penalised for reporting breaches of the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act 2001.

Section 8 of the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act 2001 prevents penalisation of the employee.

  1. You have been penalised for reporting breaches of the Protection of Persons Reporting Child Abuse act, 1998.

Section 4 of Protection of Persons Reporting Child Abuse act, 1998 prohibits penalising an employee for such reporting.

  1. You were penalised for reporting improper conduct under the Property Services (Regulation) Act, 2011.

Section 67(5) of Property Services (Regulation) Act, 2011 prohibits penalisation.

 

The protections above have been significantly augmented by further protections in the Protected Disclosures Act, 2014.