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Personal work-related grievances

             (1)  Subsections 1317AA(1) and (2) do not apply to a disclosure of information by an individual (the discloser ) to the extent that the information disclosed:

                     (a)  concerns a personal work-related grievance of the discloser; and

                     (b)  does not concern a contravention, or an alleged contravention, of section 1317AC that involves detriment caused to the discloser or a threat made to the discloser.

Note:          A disclosure concerning a personal work-related grievance that is made to a legal practitioner may qualify for protection under this Part under subsection 1317AA(3).

             (2)  For the purposes of subsection (1), the information disclosed concerns a personal work-related grievance of the discloser if:

                     (a)  the information concerns a grievance about any matter in relation to the discloser's employment, or former employment, having (or tending to have) implications for the discloser personally; and

                     (b)  the information:

                              (i)  does not have significant implications for the regulated entity to which it relates, or another regulated entity, that do not relate to the discloser; and

                             (ii)  does not concern conduct, or alleged conduct, referred to in paragraph 1317AA(5)(c), (d), (e) or (f).

Examples of grievances that may be personal work-related grievances under paragraph (a) (but subject to paragraph (b)) are as follows:

(a)    an interpersonal conflict between the discloser and another employee;

(b)    a decision relating to the engagement , transfer or promotion of the discloser;

(c)    a decision relating to the terms and conditions of engagement of the discloser;

(d)    a decision to suspend or terminate the engagement of the discloser, or otherwise to discipline the discloser.

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