Selected Case Summaries

Seeking Whistleblower Protection

Whistleblowing | 27 June 2018

An employee was concerned about financial irregularities which they observed in their organization. The employee disclosed those concerns to another investigative body and assisted them in their investigation of those concerns.

In 2018 the other investigative body referred the employee to our office for advice about whether any protections were available under the Whistleblower Protection Law (the WPL). The Ombudsman advised the employee that because the WPL was not in force at the time of the initial disclosure the protections under the WPL were not available.

 

We encouraged the employee to continue to work with the other investigative body.