Transposition of the European Whistleblowing Directive into Irish law: What does your company need to do to comply?

Date

Thursday 8th September, 2022

1 hour live webinar – 30 min presentation + 30 min Q&A
Webinar speaker image Tríona Sugrue
Tríona Sugrue – Knowledge Lawyer
Webinar speaker image Michael Doyle
Michael Doyle – Partner
il-webinar-speaker-Clara-Gleeson
Clara Gleeson – Associate

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It’s official, the Protected Disclosures Bill has been amended to transpose European Directive 2019/1937 into Irish law. This will have an impact on your organisation because companies with 250 employees or more will have to set up secure reporting channels.

The reporting channel must be designed to keep the identity of the whistleblower confidential so as to protect them from dismissal, harassment, retaliation and further discrimination. In addition, all data must be stored in a secure location and must be compliant with data protection laws such as GDPR.

I’m delighted to say that we will be joined by legal experts from A&L Goodbody who will discuss the scope of the law, how this impacts companies in Ireland and best practices. We will also have an audience Q&A which will give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

This webinar explores:

1

The key points of the law that is aimed at the effective protection of whistleblowers in Ireland

2

What are the main contributions of the new law?

3

What are the obligations that Irish companies will have to comply with?

4

What are the deadlines?

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What are the impacts of this regulation on current whistleblowing systems?

Speakers

Webinar speaker image Tríona Sugrue

Tríona Sugrue

Knowledge Lawyer, Employment – A&L Goodbody

Tríona Sugrue is a Knowledge Lawyer in the firm’s Employment Practice Group. Tríona has extensive experience advising on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment issues and representing parties in employment disputes before the Workplace Relations Commission, the Labour Court and the civil courts. She provides professional support to the Employment Practice Group and clients in relation to all aspects of employment law. She is a lecturer in Employment Law at the Law Society of Ireland and regularly contributes to publications on employment law topics. She is co-author of Labour and Employment Compliance in Ireland.

Webinar speaker image Michael Doyle

Michael Doyle

Partner, Employment – A&L Goodbody 

Michael is a Partner in A&L Goodbody’s Employment Law Group. He advises domestic and international employers across a wide range of sectors on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law and industrial relations matters. He provides employers with prompt and pragmatic advice on compliance with their legal obligations, the conduct of internal HR processes and the termination of employment. He also advises employers on data protection law and corporate immigration.
Michael has considerable experience of defending employers in complex employment litigation before the WRC, Labour Court and High Court. He also has particular expertise in advising on the employment aspects of corporate transactions and outsourcings.

il-webinar-speaker-Clara-Gleeson

Clara Gleeson

Associate, White Collar Crime / Disputes & Investigations – A&L Goodbody 

Clara Gleeson is an associate in A&L Goodbody’s Disputes & Investigations group, where she specialises in white-collar crime. Her practice focuses on issues including corporate fraud, bribery/corruption, market abuse, money laundering and company law breaches. She has significant experience advising both corporate and individual clients on internal and external investigations, whistleblowing issues and managing engagement with law enforcement and regulators. She regularly advises on corporate crisis management, including some of Ireland’s most high-profile crises in recent years. Clara also has particular expertise in all areas of lobbying law and regulation.Michael has considerable experience of defending employers in complex employment litigation before the WRC, Labour Court and High Court. He also has particular expertise in advising on the employment aspects of corporate transactions and outsourcings.

Host

Webinar speaker image Lucia Cuzzocrea, EQS Group

Lucia Cuzzocrea

Marketing Executive – EQS Group

Lucia has been working with EQS Group as a Marketing Executive for nearly 3 years. Lucia’s job role includes developing and executing lead generation strategies using a variety of different digital marketing channels. Through these strategies Lucia supports our sales team in the UK and overall group goals.

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