16. (1) An employee shall not be subjected to any occupational detriment on the basis that the employee seeks to make, has made, or intends to make, a protected disclosure.
(2) An employee who is dismissed as a consequence of seeking to make, making or intending to make a protected disclosure shall be treated as being unjustifiably dismissed.
17. Where an employee suffers occupational detriment at or about the same time that he makes a protected disclosure, the occupational detriment shall be presumed to be a consequence of the protected disclosure, unless the employer shows that the act that constitutes the occupational detriment is otherwise justified.
Referenced Legislation: Protected Disclosures Act (2011)