Employers must pay heed to whistleblower law

Employers must pay heed to whistleblower law
Turlough O’Sullivan

Protected disclosures legislation in place since July 2014 affects every worker in every organisation in Ireland. Any worker who claims to have suffered penalisation or detriment as a result of making a protected disclosure can potentially avail of the full protections and remedies of the act.

These include interim relief from dismissal from the Circuit Court and compensation of up to five years’ remuneration while still in employment. In unfair dismissal cases the maximum award is...

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