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The Public Interest Disclosure (Northern Ireland) Order 1998

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Right not to suffer detriment

5.  After Article 70A of the 1996 Order there shall be inserted—

Protected disclosures

70B.(1) A worker has the right not to be subjected to any detriment by any act, or any deliberate failure to act, by his employer done on the ground that the worker has made a protected disclosure.

(2) Except where the worker is an employee who is dismissed in circumstances in which, by virtue of Article 240, Part XI does not apply to the dismissal, this Article does not apply where—

(a)the worker is an employee, and

(b)the detriment in question amounts to dismissal (within the meaning of that Part).

(3) For the purposes of this Article, and of Articles 71 and 72 so far as relating to this Article, “worker”, “worker’s contract”, “employment” and “employer” have the extended meaning given by Article 67K..

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