WRC Annual Report. Massive increase in whistle blower claims. Burden of proof rests with the employer.

Amendments to original whistle blowing legislation commenced in practice in January 2023, including that employers used to be able to defend a 'penalisation claim' by using defense that 'it is a grievance, not a protected disclosure'. Employers can still do that, but if relying on this defence, the burden of proof is on the employer.