LABOUR SERVICES ACT 1987

F14 [ Protection from civil liability of persons who report certain misconduct.

13A

13A. (1) Where a person communicates his opinion, whether in writing or otherwise, to a member of the Garda S í och á na or a member of An Foras that

( a ) an offence under this Act or any other enactment has been or is being committed,

( b ) any provision of this Act or any other enactment or rule of law has been or is being contravened, or

( c ) there has been other serious wrongdoing in relation to An Foras,

then, unless the person acts in bad faith, he shall not be regarded as having committed any breach of duty towards any other person, and no person shall have a cause of action against the first-mentioned person in respect of that communication.

(2) Where a person communicates his opinion, whether in writing or otherwise, to the Minister that a direction given by the Minister under this Act has been or is being contravened then, unless the person acts in bad faith, he shall not be regarded as having committed any breach of duty towards any other person, and no person shall have a cause of action against the first-mentioned person in respect of that communication.

(3) This section applies to a communication

( a ) that would, but for this section, constitute a breach of duty by the person who made it, or

( b ) in respect of which, another person would, but for this section, have a cause of action against the person who made it. ]