The Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (2022 Act) amends the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 and gives effect to the EU Directive, which harmonises the rules for the protection of whistleblowers across the EU.
The 2022 Act has made substantial changes to protected disclosures law in Ireland. Employers should familiarise themselves with these changes, in order to comply with their increased obligations under the 2022 Act. It was signed into law on 28 July and we expect that it will be commenced very soon.
We have published a number of insights in the run-up to the enactment of the 2022 Act, regarding the changes in the law and the steps which employers should consider taking to comply with it.
View part 1 of our Whistleblowing Legislation: What Changes are Coming? series here
View part 2 of our Whistleblowing Legislation: What Changes are Coming? series here
Available to view above, we hosted a dedicated webinar entitled 'The Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Bill: Employers Should Act Now'. During this webinar, we looked at whistleblowing from an Employer’s perspective, examined recent evidence from the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 and how the bill will require that this topic is given renewed attention.