Fisher Phillips attorneys had the pleasure and privilege of presenting with Colleen Cleary, Esquire, a solicitor from Ireland, at an International Employers Forum event in Washington D.C. She kindly accepted our invitation to answer some of our questions about the practical application of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (the “Act”) in Ireland over the past four years. The Act provides a statutory framework within which workers from all sectors may raise concerns about potential wrongdoing in the workplace (“whistleblowing”) with the knowledge that there are legal protections upon which they may rely if they are penalized by their employer or suffer another form of detriment as a consequence of speaking out.
On December 10th, France’s National Assembly published a new law on transparency and anti-corruption. As a result France is expected to begin instituting newer and stronger protections for whistleblowers under the updated regime. This is expected to unify the country’s disparate whistleblower protection rules and procedures.