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Ireland – Standards – Disclosure – Prescribed

Ireland – Standards – Disclosure – Prescribed

7. (1) A disclosure is made in the manner specified in this section if the worker-

(a) makes the disclosure to a person prescribed under subsection (2)(a), and

(b) reasonably believes-

(i) that the relevant wrongdoing falls within the description of matters in respect of which the person is prescribed under subsection (2)(b), and

(ii) that the information disclosed, and any allegation contained in it, are substantially true.

(2) The Minister may by order-

(a) prescribe such persons as, by reason of the nature of their responsibilities or functions, appear appropriate to be recipients of disclosures of relevant wrongdoings falling within the description of matters in respect of which they are prescribed, and

(b) prescribe in respect of each prescribed person such description of matters as appears appropriate by reason of the nature of the responsibilities or functions of the person.

39. (1) Any disclosure made in good faith to a person or body prescribed for purposes of this Act and in respect of which an employee reasonably believes that –

(a) the relevant impropriety falls within any description of matters which, in the ordinary course are dealt with by the person or body; and

(b) the information disclosed, and any allegation contained in it, are substantially true;

is a protected disclosure.

(2) A person or body referred to in, or prescribed in terms of, subsection (1) who is of the opinion that the matter would be more appropriately dealt with by another person or body referred to in, or prescribed in terms of, that subsection, shall render such assistance to the employee as is necessary to enable that employee to comply with this section.

Referenced Legislation: Protected Disclosures Act (2014)

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