Receiving a Protected Disclosure
Upon receiving a complaint of serious wrongdoing under the Protected Disclosures Act, the first step should be to determine whether the disclosure meets the threshold for a Protected Disclosure under the Act. This is because the Act applies a very specific definition to ‘serious wrongdoing’.
The information below may be able to help you decide whether the disclosure meets the legislated definition of serious wrongdoing. If you’re still unsure, you can contact us for free advice or contact the Office of the Ombudsman (Tari o te Kaitiaki Mana Tangata).