See https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=77693, that has the patch we've been applying in Debian since mid-2012, and that was apparently ack'd by Jeff by then, but never made its way into an actual release.
Apply patch from RT 77693 / GH #556
Sorry for the delay. Patch is applied.
Will notify you here when it goes out in a release.
Mention changes to perlcritic.el in the change log (for #556).
Can also close this duplicate: #475
@thaljef -- this can be closed now?
Fixed and released as Perl-Critic-1.122.