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Jamaica – Standards – Followup – Confidentiality

Jamaica – Standards – Followup – Confidentiality

24. (1) Every person receiving, investigating or otherwise dealing with a disclosure under this Act shall regard and deal with as secret and confidential

(a) the identity of the employee making the disclosure and any disclosure made; and

(b) any statement given, or document, information or thing provided, to the person in the carrying out of an investigation, except that any statement given, or document, information or thing provided, given in furtherance of an investigation or any legal or disciplinary proceedings shall not be regarded as being inconsistent with the obligation for secrecy and confidentiality.

(2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable upon summary conviction in a Resident Magistrate’s Court to a fine not exceeding two million dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both such fine and imprisonment.

Referenced Legislation: Protected Disclosures Act (2011)

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