Protected Disclosures

The Legal Service Regulatory Authority has developed and introduced a Protected Disclosure Policy and Procedure. On this page you can learn more about how this policy works.

About Protected Disclosures

The Protected Disclosures Act, 2014 came into operation on 15 July 2014. The purpose of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 is to provide a robust statutory framework within which “workers” can raise concerns regarding potential wrongdoing that has come to their attention in the workplace.

As per section 3 of the 2014 Act, the term “worker” includes LSRA employees, contractors, staff seconded to the LSRA, trainees, agency staff, former employees and interns.

Section 21 of the Protected Disclosures Act requires every public body to establish and maintain written procedures for the making of protected disclosures by workers who are or were employed by the public body and for dealing with such disclosures.

LSRA Protected Disclosures Policy & Procedures

The LSRA Executive is committed to creating a workplace culture that encourages the making of protected disclosures and that provides the necessary protections for disclosers.

The purpose of the LSRA’s Protected Disclosures Policy is to encourage and facilitate avenues for workers to raise concerns within the workplace of the LSRA so that appropriate action can be taken.

Under this policy, any worker is entitled to raise concerns or issues or to disclose information without fear of penalisation or the threat of less favourable treatment, discrimination or disadvantage.

For full details of the LSRA’s Protected Disclosure Policy and Procedure, click here to download the document.