Protected Disclosures

The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 commenced in July 2014. The objective of the legislation is to help encourage workers to report wrongdoing by providing protection against penalisation.

Under the Act a worker can make a disclosure on a matter where they believe there is a wrongdoing in the workplace (defined under the Act). In such circumstances the Act afford protections for the worker against penalisation due to making the disclosure.

The Act is not a replacement for existing mandatory reporting regimes and it is not a replacement for existing grievance mechanisms. It is intended to deal with matters of public interest and not intended for reporting of matters of private interest.

Kerry County Council has in place an Interim Policy and Procedure on Protected Disclosures.  

Protected Disclosures Act 2014
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Kerry County Council Protected Disclosures Policy and Procedures
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Annual Report of Kerry County Council under Section 22 of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014.

Kerry County Council is required to publish by 30th June each year a report in relation to activity levels under the Act.

The following is the report under Section 22 for 2017

Period covered by this report – 20th July 2015 to 26th June 2017

Number of Protected Disclosures made to Kerry County Council        NONE

Actions taken in relation to those reports                                          NONE (N/A)

Kerry County Council, Co. Buildings, Rathass, Tralee

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