The Protected Disclosures Acts 2014 to 2022
WWhat does this mean for employers, have you taken the following actions to avoid the risks. What does this mean for you as an employer? Avoid the risks.
- Employers should review and update their whistleblowing procedures to comply with the provisions of the Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022.
- For employers who must provide internal reporting channels, ensure there is an appropriate recipient channel and designated person to manage the process
- While it might not be legally required, it is recommended that employers with fewer than 50 employees also have a local whistleblowing procedure in place in order to ensure any whistleblowing complaints are dealt with appropriately.
- Ensure training is provided to ‘designated persons’ whom will do an initial investigation
- Ensure training is provided about the policy so that all staff have an awareness and an understanding of what whistleblowing entails.
- Monitor on an ongoing basis the effectiveness of the policy and review/amend as needed.
- Consider appointing a dedicated whistleblowing liaison officer and, if so, ensure they receive appropriate training on how to deal with and manage whistleblowing complaints.
Draft Scheme of the Right to Request Remote Working Bill 2022
Are you ready for the upcoming legislation?
Adhering to best practice and ensuring compliance are critical in the continued evolution of workplaces and policies.
The draft Scheme of the Right to Request Remote Working Bill 2022 provides that employees with 6 months continuous service may submit a request for remote working to employers.✅
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