Outcomes - Selected Case Summaries

Blowing the whistle on colleague’s use of mobile phone

Whistleblowing | 18 September 2018

The whistleblower alleged that a Government employee was illegally and surreptitiously recording private, sensitive and Government business conversations using their mobile phone. She brought her concern to the attention of senior management at the department and an internal investigation was initiated. The whistleblower said that a final decision was not relayed to her and that she was unsure if any disciplinary action was ever taken.

We determined that the matter did not fall within the Whistleblower Protection Law, 2015 as the alleged inaction did not meet the definition of improper conduct nor was the matter of public interest.