Changes to the Law on Whistleblowing

Recent changes to the law on Whistleblowing should lead to all employers reviewing and updating their policies in line with the legislation changes. These amendments came into law with effect from June 25th 2013 and in summary mean that there is now no longer a requirement for the employee to raise a whistleblowing issue in “good faith” in order to be protected from dismissal or detrimental treatment because they have spoken out. This means that any references to whistleblowing disclosures being made in “good faith” or in other words with “honest intent” should be removed from policies.