Wednesday 17 January 2018

Whistleblower law is open to abuse by self-serving workers

Whistleblower Garda Sgt Maurice McCabe. Picture: Tom Burke
Whistleblower Garda Sgt Maurice McCabe. Picture: Tom Burke

Barry Walsh

Regulation of employment in Ireland is nothing new.

With more than 30 significant laws, employers are used to operating in a constantly-evolving compliance regime.

However, the new whistleblowing legislation - the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 - is potentially one of the more significant employment laws in years.

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