Protected Disclosures

The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 became operational on 15 July 2014.

The Act is intended to provide a robust statutory framework within which workers can raise concerns regarding potential wrongdoing that has come to their attention in the workplace in the knowledge that they can avail of significant employment and other protections if they are penalised by their employer or suffer any detriment for doing so.

The commencement of the Act meets the commitment contained in the Programme for Government to introduce whistleblower protection legislation. It also addresses the recommendation contained in the Final Report of the Mahon Tribunal advocating the introduction of pan-sectoral whistleblower protection legislation.