This briefing explains the basic law on the public interest disclosure legislation and how it is a rapidly changing area of law. The law in this area is due to change under the forthcoming Employment Bill (NI) and so will be of particular interest to policy makers, HR professionals and trade union representatives.
The Public Interest Disclosure legislation provides the basis of protection from detriment or dismissal when there has been an incident of whistleblowing in the workplace which qualifies an individual for the protection of the law. Quite often there can be confusion over what and who is protected and what the underlying legal issues are.
At the end of this briefing, participants will be able to:
- Grasp the basic legal framework surrounding public interest disclosure.
- Begin to devise policy documents based on the legal framework.
Prepare for future reforms in this area in NI under the Employment Bill