Protected Disclosures

Protection of whistle-blowers extended by Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022

The Protected Disclosures (Amendment) act 2022 has been signed into law but needs a commencement order to bring it into operation in daily life. This 2022 act extends the definition of ‘worker’ which now includes Volunteers Job applicants Board members, both executive and non-executive Trainees Shareholders The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 had a narrower definition …

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Important Supreme Court decision in meat factory worker case as to what can constitute a personal disclosure under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014

The Supreme Court has made a critically important decision in a case involving a meat factory worker in Baranya v Rosderra Meats Group Limited [2021] IESC 77 Background The worker in this case was employed in a meat processing factory. The employee, Mr Baranya, was a Romanian butcher and had made a complaint to the …

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Changes to whistleblowing legislation in the pipeline

The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 is the relevant piece of legislation dealing with whistleblowing and protected disclosures in Ireland. That is to change, however, when the new Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Bill 2022 is enacted and commenced. This new bill extends protection to other persons by extending the definition of a worker to include shareholders, trainees, …

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Employer ordered to continue pay and benefits to dismissed employee

John Clarke was dismissed from his job in May 2019 but his employer was ordered by the Circuit Court to maintain his pay and benefits until the outcome of his WRC case. (That case has still not been determined as I write this in September 2020). Mr Clarke had sought the protection of the Protected …

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