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Jamaica – Standards – Coverage – Whistleblowing

Jamaica – Standards – Coverage – Whistleblowing

2. “disclosure” means disclosure of information made by an employee, regarding any conduct of an employer of that employee or another employee of the employer, where the employee has a reasonable belief that the information disclosed shows or tends to show that improper conduct has occurred, is occurring or is likely to occur, and “disclose” shall be construed similarly.

4. (1) This Act applies to any disclosure made after the appointed day, notwithstanding that the conduct to which the disclosure relates may have occurred before the appointed day.

(2) A disclosure of information is not a protected disclosure if the employee making the disclosure commits an offence by making it.

(3) For greater certainty, it is declared that nothing in this Act authorizes the disclosure of information that is protected by legal professional privilege.


5. A disclosure shall not qualify for protection under this Act unless it is made in good faith and in the public interest.

Referenced Legislation: Protected Disclosures Act (2011)

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