About our Managing the Protected Disclosures Process workshop

The Protected Disclosures Act, which became law in July 2014, has been called “the strongest whistle-blower legislation in Europe”. Whistleblowing is now one of the key areas of employment law and corporate law in Ireland. The Protected Disclosures Act provides sanctions of up to five years’ earnings for dismissal or penalization for making a protected disclosure. In addition, it introduces a groundbreaking statutory right to apply to the Circuit Court to put an employee back to work before a dismissal claim is heard and a new claim in tort for detriment caused as a result of making a protected disclosure. The last 12 months has seen a number of reported decisions in the area that add to the guidance already contained in the Workplace Relations Commission Code of Practice and the Guidance from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

In addition to the legislative obligations, research provides evidence of significant organizational and individual benefits that can be achieved when organizations move from a compliance focus to creating cultures of openness and trust:

“The effect of workplace culture emerges as a key variable in determining whether employees raise concerns or stay silent when confronted with unacceptable standards of practice… and whether employees’ concerns are listened to and acted upon, or disregarded and ignored when disclosed to others”.

Studies have shown the impact of leadership and communication in creating workplace environments in which employees feel safe and supported to speak out and speak up. CIPD research also highlights the importance of best practice HR and the embedding of values in organizational behavior and it provides evidence that these factors can build cultures of trust

Learning Outcomes

Topics for discussion will include:

National and International level of guiding, mentoring, and developing High Performance Teams and Organisations.

Register your interest.

To register your interest in upcoming cohorts of this programme, email info@pai.ie

For further information on having this course delivered inhouse, either online or in-person, email inhousetraining@pai.ie

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