This seminar examines the core aspects of the Northern Ireland Public Interest Disclosure legislation and developments in case law since 1998. The focus shall be on how a legally protected disclosure is made and how a worker is protected from detriment or dismissal if they have made a legally sound public interest disclosure to the appropriate person/prescribed body. It shall also examine issues such as key considerations when drafting a Whistleblowing Policy and potential areas of reform in the legislative framework. This seminar will be of particular interest to HR professionals and trade union representatives.
At the end of this seminar participants will be able to:
The Agency’s Workplace Information Service is available to employers, employees, trade unions and others. Workplace Information Service advisors provide information and advice on a wide range of employment matters. The Workplace Information Service is also an important contact point for identifying circumstances, or clients, who would benefit from being referred to other Agency services.
The Workplace Information Service provides clear, confidential, independent and impartial advice to assist the caller in resolving issues in the workplace.
While the advisors cannot provide a legal opinion they can help callers gain a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities as well as identifying possible options to help resolve their issues.