Date: 26th July 2017

The Workplace Relations Act has generated much discussion and debate since its commencement in 2015.

“Whistleblowing”, or the making of protected disclosures, is an aspect of law and society that has attracted considerable attention in recent years.

The controversy surrounding Garda whistleblowers in particular, which has led to the establishment of a commission of investigation and tribunal, has made regular headlines and has shown how sensitive an area whistleblowing has recently become.

With the passing of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014, the workplace has become ever more a battleground where the interests and rights of employees and employers have been opposed. This can, and does, often spill over into the Courts, and it is important for those responsible to have training in this area, to ensure understanding of the Protected Disclosure Act and to enable them to carry out their duties effectively should anyone contact them to make a disclosure.

This CPD training course will highlight the most important aspects of the law governing whistleblowing as it affects the workplace, we will give a highly informative overview of the law relating to whistleblowing and protected disclosures, and you will be shown key case studies and lessons learned from them. We will also look into the challenging area of dealing with claims brought to the Workplace Relations Commission and the courts, as well as the process of seeking “interim relief”. On leaving this course you will gain expert insight into this challenging and complex area of law, and will receive a full course pack to refer back to, which may prove invaluable. Attendees will also gain a CPD certificate containing 5 structured CPD hours.

Course Content Includes:

  • Introduction
  • Whistleblowing in the workplace: an overview of the law and its origins
  • “Protection” and “Disclosure”: their meaning and scope
  • Lessons from the international experience
  • Handling claims brought to the WRC and the Courts
  • Seeking interim relief in the Circuit Court
  • Q & A

This course will be hugely beneficial to employers, HR specialists, employees, legal advisors and other stakeholders in the area of workplace relations.

On completion you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate of Attendance as well as your CPD Certificate containing 5 Structured CPD Points. Please note certificates are issued only at the close of the training course to participants who complete the full 5 hours. 

Stephen Hanaphy, Barrister-at-Law

Stephen, a PhD holder from Trinity College Dublin and a graduate of the King’s Inns, has been practising at the Irish Bar since 2010. His expertise lies generally in the area of commercial practice, with a particular emphasis on corporate insolvency and chancery matters. He has experience at District, Circuit and High Court level of a wide range of civil disputes, and has acted for both employers and employees in the WRC and the Courts, for creditors and debtors in debt collection matters, and for various litigants in receivership cases. Stephen also has an interest in sports law and public law, and is a regular contributor on RTE radio on legal issues.

Training Environment:

CMG Professional Training courses take place at our state-of-the-art training facility in the Apex Building situated in the Beacon Quarter of Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18. The CMG Training Centre is accessible by the Luas, (Sandyford line, Stillorgan stop – 6 mins walk) several bus options (the number 11 travels from O Connell street Dublin and stops directly outside the training centre) and we are situated very close to the M50 at the Beacon Hospital corner. There are several car parks within a three minute walk from the training centre with very competitive ‘all day’ parking rates and we have a range of coffee shops (including Starbucks) as well as shops and restaurants nearby.

Date, Time & Venue:

Date: 26th July, 2017

Times: 9.30 am to 3.30pm

Venue: Apex Building, Blackthorn Road, Sandyford Dublin 18

Course Cost:

This course costs €395 (early-bird), normal rate €445. Price includes course documentation and light refreshments. While the course fee does not include lunch, we do provide freshly made sandwiches, nespresso coffee and a range of teas and fresh juice for those who require a light lunch. Alternatively you can avail of the local food stores and coffee shops opposite the training centre for hot food or alternative lunch options. 

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If you have any further queries, please contact Andrew on – 01 293 4766.

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