2. “protected disclosure” means a disclosure made to-
(a) a legal practitioner in accordance with section thirty-seven;
(b) an employer in accordance with section thirty-eight;
(c) a person or body in accordance with section thirty-nine;
(d) any other person or body in accordance with Part III, but does not include a disclosure-
(1) in respect of which the employee making the disclosure commits an offence by making that disclosure; or
(ii) made by a legal practitioner to whom the information was disclosed in the course
of obtaining legal advice in accordance with section thirty-seven.
8. Nothing in this Act shall be taken to entitle a person to disclose information which would otherwise be the subject of legal professional privilege.
36. A disclosure that is made solely or substantially with the motive of avoiding dismissal or other disciplinary action, not being disciplinary action taken in reprisal for the making of a protected disclosure, is not, notwithstanding any other provision of this Part, a protected disclosure.
37. Any disclosure made to a legal practitioner with the object of, and in the course of, obtaining legal advice, is a protected disclosure.
Referenced Legislation: Public Interest Disclosures Act (2010)