The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA) protects workers by providing a remedy if they suffer a workplace reprisal for raising a concern which they believe to be genuine.
PIDA provides a remedy for a worker who suffers a detriment or any form of retribution as a result of their whistleblowing, provided that:
- the information is a protected disclosure.
- it is made in good faith.
- the worker reasonably believes that information, and any allegations contained in it, are substantially true.
- making the disclosure does not involve the worker committing a criminal offence.