The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 came into effect on July 15, 2014.
The Act is intended to provide a robust statutory framework within which workers can raise concerns regarding potential wrongdoing that has come to their attention in the workplace in the knowledge that protections are available to them from any form of penalisation from doing so.
Meath County Council has put in place a Policy and Procedure through which it is intended to foster a culture and work environment within which workers are encouraged and supported in making reports in the knowledge that their concerns will be taken seriously, will be investigated, where appropriate, and that their confidentiality will be respected.
This policy applies to all Meath County Council workers including contractors, consultants, agency staff, former employees and interns/trainees.
Designated Officer to Receive Disclosures
In accordance with the Protected Disclosure Act 2014, the Council has appointed Mr. Robert Collins, Senior Executive Officer, Corporate Services Department to receive protected disclosures. Contact details for the designated officer are set out below:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Executive Officer
Corporate Services Department
Telephone: 046 9097053
Protected Disclosures Annual Reports
Section 22 of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 requires the publication of an Annual Report relating to Protected Disclosures received.