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Managing Protected Disclosures: Updates for 2024

June 14th @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am


Full Details

Date: Friday, June 14th 2024
Time: 9.30am-11.00am
CPD: 1.5 CPD Hours
Method of Delivery: Online
Fee: €225

Webinar Overview

The Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (“the Act”) has significantly overhauled Ireland’s whistleblowing law.

The legislation protects workers in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors from retaliation if they speak up about potential wrongdoing in the workplace. Workers can report wrongdoing internally to their employer or to certain external parties, including to certain State bodies / agencies. Persons who make protected disclosures under the legislation (sometimes referred to as “whistleblowers”) are entitled to significant legal protection and it is now a criminal offence to breach these requirements.

The new rules have enhanced the protection available to whistleblowers and placed significantly more onerous obligations on employers who receive whistleblowing reports, as well as extending the scope of who can qualify as a whistleblower. All public sector employers and many private sector employers, including any with 50+ employees, are now required to have prescriptive internal channels and procedures for their workers to make protected disclosures and are subject to stringent requirements in terms of responding to and managing such reports. There is significant civil, criminal and reputational exposure for non-compliance.

This webinar will discuss:

·         The strict requirements for public and private sector employees

·         What do you need to comply

·         Implications for managing whistleblower reports and investigations

·         Government Guidance on the Act for public sector bodies

·         New criminal offences and other types of breaches

·         Key tips for compliance and common pitfalls to avoid

Who Should Attend?

All public sector organisations and private businesses subject to the new legislation and any prescribed persons receiving Protected Disclosures who should be aware of their responsibilities & obligations under the legislation.



Clara Gleeson,Senior Associate, A&L Goodbody LLP

Clara Gleeson is an associate in A&L Goodbody’s Disputes & Investigations group, where she specialises in white-collar crime. Clara has particular expertise advising on whistleblowing complaints and regularly lectures on this topic. She has significant experience advising corporate and individual clients on internal and external investigations involving whistleblowers and managing engagement with law enforcement and regulators


Declan Naughton, Solicitor, A&L Goodbody LLP

Declan Naughton is a solicitor in A&L Goodbody’s Disputes & Investigations group. He regularly advises on whistleblowing and, in particular, has recently assisted both corporate and public sector clients prepare for the changes brought about by the new whistleblowing legislation. Declan also regularly lectures with PAI on the topic of whistleblowing.

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  • 5+ Delegates – 10% Discount
  • 10+ Delegates – 15% Discount

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Managing Protected Disclosures: Updates for 2024


June 14th
9:30 am - 11:00 am
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