WHISTLEBLOWING

 

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

 

   SECTION

 

PART I
Preliminary

 

   1.   Short title

 

   2.   Interpretation

 

 

 

PART II
Information the disclosure of which is protected

 

   3.   Disclosure of impropriety

 

   4.   Protection of disclosure of impropriety

 

   5.   Disclosures made on frivolous or other grounds

 

   6.   Disclosures concerning merits of Government policy

 

   7.   Disclosures motivated by object of avoiding disciplinary action

 

   8.   Person to whom or institution to which disclosure of impropriety may be made

 

 

 

PART III
Procedures for disclosure of impropriety and related action

 

   9.   Procedures for making disclosure

 

   10.   Reduction of disclosure into writing

 

   11.   Action by person who receives disclosure of impropriety

 

   12.   Compulsory receipt of disclosures

 

   13.   Investigation

 

 

 

PART IV
Protection for making disclosure of impropriety

 

   14.   Protection of whistleblower

 

   15.   Protection against civil and criminal action

 

   16.   Void provision in employment contracts

 

 

 

PART V
Offences and penalties

 

   17.   Making false disclosures

 

   18.   Disclosing the identity of a whistleblower

 

   19.   Disclosure of information to a third party

 

   20.   Disclosing the details of the disclosure

 

   21.   Victimisation of whistleblower

 

   22.   Failure to take action by an authorised person

 

 

 

PART VI
Miscellaneous

 

   23.   Regulations

 

 

Act 9, 2016,
S.I. 140, 2016.

   An Act to provide for the manner in which a person may disclose conduct adverse to the public interest; to provide for the manner of reporting and investigations of disclosures of impropriety; and the protection against victimisation of persons who make the disclosures; and to provide for related matters.

[Date of Commencement: 9th December, 2016.]

PART I
Preliminary (ss 1-2)

 

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Whistleblowing Act.

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