Communications Regulation Act 2002
F51 [ Tortious liability of undertaking or associate for victimising whistleblower.
F52 [ 24B. — (1) If an undertaking, an associate of an undertaking, an association of undertakings or a postal service provider causes detriment to a person because the person or a third person has made, or threatened to make, an appropriate disclosure of information to the Commission or a law enforcement authority (such as the Garda S í och á na) about the conduct of the undertaking, the associate, the association or the postal service provider, the person has a right of action in tort against the undertaking, associate, association or postal service provider, as the case may be. ]
F53 [ (1A) Subsection (1) does not apply where the disclosure is a protected disclosure within the meaning of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014. ]
(2) In this section, ‘ detriment ’ includes —
( a ) injury, damage or loss, or
( b ) intimidation or harassment, or
( c ) discrimination, disadvantage or adverse treatment in relation to a person ’ s employment, or
( d ) a threat of reprisal. ]
Inserted (15.05.2007) by Communications Regulation (Amendment) Act 2007 (22/2007), s. 7, S.I. No. 224 of 2007.
Substituted (2.08.2011) by Communications Regulation (Postal Services) Act 2011 (21/2011), s. 45(2), commenced on enactment.
Inserted (15.07.2014) by Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (14/2014), s. 24(1) and sch. 4 part 1, item 5, S.I. No. 327 of 2014.