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Whistleblower

Published December 11, 2018 Author: Andrew Felix Rose

An employee who raises questions or concerns about unethical or illegal conduct in the workplace.

Under the Protected Disclosures Act 2000, employees are entitled to report serious wrongdoing committed by the company and are protected from any retaliation by their employer. However, the whistleblower must have good reason to believe the wrongdoing is true or likely to be true.

This protection extends to former employees, contractors, volunteers, visitors and self-employed people. If a whistleblower is treated less favourably or dismissed due to their actions, the employee may be able to submit a personal grievance claim.

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