The Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act has been amended, effective March 1, 2018. The amendments to the Act provide important changes that expand the jurisdiction of the Public Interest Commissioner and protection for whistleblowers. The amendments impact how Chief and Designated Officers manage and investigate Disclosures, give advice to employees, and educate staff.
A safe and healthy workplace is fundamental to the success of an organization. These amendments offer expanded protection for whistleblowers and in doing so, promote public confidence in the administration of the public service.
These are the key amendments you need to be aware of: