The Protected Disclosures Act 2014
protects workers in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors from retaliation if they speak up about wrongdoing in the workplace. Workers can report wrongdoing internally to their employer or externally to a third party, such as a prescribed person
. Persons who make protected disclosures (sometimes referred to as “whistleblowers”) are protected by this law, meaning they should not be treated unfairly or lose their job because they have made a protected disclosure.