Whistleblowing

The term whistleblowing can be defined as raising a concern about a wrong doing within an organisation. The concern must be a genuine concern about a crime, criminal offence, miscarriage of justice, dangers to health and safety and of the environment – and the cover up of any of these. It is in the interest of every organization that an employee’s first port of call is the organization itself and having a policy to this effect is fundamental.

During the seminar the following shall be covered:

  • The employer’s responsibilities with regard to whistleblowing.
  • Disclosure or grievance?
  • Implementing a policy – what to include and the benefits.
  • Dealing with a disclosure

New Data Protection Regulations

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May 2018, bringing with it significant new obligations and sanctions. The new regulation introduces concepts such as the ‘right to be forgotten’, data portability, data breach notification and accountability, all of which are relevant in the context of a whistleblowing mechanism.

During the seminar the following shall be covered:

  • A synopsis of the regulation
  • Up-to-date guidance and case law
  • An update on Malta implementing the legislation
  • How your organisation should be preparing for 2018

with special focus on whistleblowing mechanisms within an employment context.

Speakers:

Dr. Roselyn Borg – Founder, Twenty One Law

Dr Roselyn Borg

Roselyn is a passionate and dual qualified employment lawyer and trainer. Having over a decade of experience under her belt. Being a high spirited lawyer she moved to the UK where she then set up her own boutique law firm, specialising in employment law. Roselyn concentrates primarily on disputes concerning employment matters and represents both employers and employees in Industrial Tribunal cases. She has created various training courses and delivered numerous training sessions on employment law and other areas related to employment to various corporate organisations.

 

Dr Paul Gonzi

Dr. Paul Gonzi – Partner, Fenech and Fenech  Advocates

Paul is partner at Fenech & Fenech Advocates, specialised in Data Protection Law and Employment Law. In 2007 he obtained an LLM in Computer and Communications Law from Queen Mary University (London), and has since been advising local and foreign clients on contentious and non-contentious matters. Paul provides commercial advice on the whole range of Employment and Data Protection matters – including with drafting of policies and contracts, advising on dataflow structures, processing agreements, and handling cross-border transfers including with the use of EU template SCCs and Binding Corporate Rules. Paul has hands-on experience as a litigant in various fora, including before the IDPC, the Courts, the Data Protection Appeal Tribunals and the Industrial Tribunal and also in engaging in settlement negotiations on behalf of clients. He manages several GDPR Compliance Audits, regularly speaks at training seminars and is a contributor in various publications on his area of specialisation.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This course is aimed at HR professionals, Unions, Managers and Employers with responsibility for employment law issues in their organization of who have responsibility of whistleblowing and/or data protection. The course is also relevant to in-house lawyers and advocates who practice in employment law.

To book please email:

BOOKING

Fees €75 per person excl. VAT

Booking conditions:  Bookings can be made by emailing: admin@twentyonelaw.com or phoning on 79326497.  It is a condition of attendance that the fee is settled in advance. Payments must be received not later than five days before the seminar. Your booking will be confirmed in writing within five working days of our receiving your booking. Once your booking has been accepted, an invoice for the participation fee will be issued. If you do not receive confirmation of your booking within five working days please call on 79326497

Substitutions or cancellations:  If you are unable to attend, substitute delegates can be accepted at no charge. Cancellation must be notified in writing 7 days prior to the event. If you cancel within 7 days prior to the event, your fee will be fully refundable otherwise the full fee is payable.

Venue: Intercontinental Hotel, St. Julian’s

PROGRAMME

8.30 Registration and Coffee

9.00 Dealing with Whistleblowing

10.30 Q & A’s

10.45 Coffee Break

11.15 Overview of the New Data Protection Regulations

12.45 Q & A’s

13.00  Final comments

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