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The final whistle: time for legal change?

The subject of whistleblowing was thrown into the limelight again recently after Barclays group chief executive officer Jes Staley attempted to unmask a whistleblower who had made allegations about one of the bank’s employees. Staley’s behaviour is currently being investigated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA).

In light of such a high-profile case there have been renewed calls for stricter laws. But are these needed? And what can companies and HR do to ensure whistleblowers are handled effectively?

In this article in HR Magazine, Senior Associate Keely Rushmore explains her perspective on the recent Barclays whistleblower case and the laws around it. She questions whether current legislature needs strengthening and the important role HR play in ensuring strong, appropriate protections for whistleblowers.

To read the full article in HR Magazine, click here.

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If you would like more information or advice relating to this article or an Employment law matter, please do not hesitate to contact Keely Rushmore on 01727 798046 

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