Section 20 – False allegations

The protections conferred by this Act and by section 66(1)(a) of the Human Rights Act 1993 do not apply where the person who makes a disclosure of information makes an allegation known to that person to be false or otherwise acts in bad faith.

COMMENTARY

This section sets out that if a person makes an allegation in a disclosure of information  known by that person to be false or who otherwise acts in bad faith, such person is not afforded the protections under this Act or the Human Right Act 1993 section 66 (1) (a).