Public Interest Disclosure guidance

Date published: 01 October 2017

Last updated: 06 February 2023

This is a short guide to the Public Interest Disclosure (Northern Ireland) Order 1998, which protects workers who ‘blow the whistle’ about wrongdoing. The Order amends the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996, and makes provision about the kinds of disclosures which may be protected; the circumstances in which such disclosures are protected; and the persons who may be protected.

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