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Protected Disclosures

Ireland’s whistleblowing legislation, the Protected Disclosures Act 2014, commenced on 15 July 2014. The legislation set a new standard of international best practice for whistleblowing in Ireland.  The full implementation into Irish law of the European Union directive (2019/1937) was carried out in 2022 with a commencement date of January 1st, 2023. This resulted in a range of enhanced protections for workers under the act, a widening of the areas of potential wrongdoing and a number of offences introduced for organisations or individuals who do not comply with the provisions of the legislation. 

 

Public Sector organisations and private sector organisation with more than 250 employees are already required to meet the obligations set out in the new legislation. From December 17th2023, organisations with 50 employees or more are required to establish formal channels and procedures for their employees or workers with their organisations to make protected disclosures.

 

Resolve Ireland have been providing external independent confidential disclosure services in relation to this legislation since 2014. We work with organisations who wish to create and maintain a supportive environment within which their employees can raise issues of concern in an appropriate and effective way. Our clients include organisations in the private and public sector who are committed to maintaining the highest standards of ethics and accountability. Our services can ensure peace of mind, full compliance and reduce associated risks for employers and employees. These services can be obtained individually or as a package.

  • Drafting a Protected Disclosures Policy

  • Providing an external point of contact for employees seeking independent advice

  • Independent designated recipients to receive disclosures from employees

  • Manage multiple disclosures options (Helpline, Postal, E-mail, Web)

  • Independent investigation of disclosures.

  • Independent investigation of allegations of penalisation or adverse treatment

  • Training for internal designated disclosure recipients

  • Annual Report to Senior Leadership Team/Board

Click the link below to view our Protected Disclosures website:

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