Newfoundland and Labrador Whistleblower Legislation Protects Employees

Written by on May 20, 2014 in Employment Law Blog
Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador has implemented the Public Interest Disclosure and Whistleblower Protection Act to protect public service employees who disclose serious and significant wrongdoing in the workplace without fear or threat of reprisal.

The new legislation has come into force as of July 1, 2014 and will apply to all employees working in government departments, and those employed with government boards, corporations, authorities and agencies, such as school boards and regional health authorities.

The Office of the Citizen’s Representative will be responsible for receiving and investigating any disclosures of wrongdoing under the new legislation.

For more details and information, visit Newfoundland and Labrador’s website: Supporting Employees with Principle-Based Governance.

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