The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 provides a single overarching framework for the statutory protection of workers in all sectors of the economy against reprisals in circumstances where they disclose information relating to wrongdoing that has come to their attention in the workplace.
Disclosing information in relation to an alleged wrongdoing in accordance with the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 is referred to as ‘making a disclosure’.
All public bodies are obliged under the Act to have internal procedures in place for dealing with protected disclosures and make them available to their workers. Longford Council have in place an appropriate Policy and Procedure in accordance with the Act.
Protected Disclosures Policy Procedures
Protected Disclosures Act 2014
Annual Report of Longford County Council under Section 22 of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014
- Longford County Council received no Protected Disclosures during the period from 1st January 2018 to 31st December 2018.
- Longford County Council received 1 Protected Disclosure during the period from 1st January 2019 to 31st December 2019.
Anonymous correspondence was received with matters referred to therein relevant to the local authority.
The ‘disclosure’ was not made in the manner or format prescribed in the Council Policy however the matters raised were examined in accordance with the Council’s Protected Disclosure Policy & Procedures.
It was considered following examination that there was no wrongdoing and required no further action.