whistleblowing, social media

8 March, 2019

Why boards need to support whistleblowers

Misselling financial products to meet bonus targets. Unsafe working practices on construction sites. Breach of food safety regulations putting consumers at risk of illness. Sexual favours for disaster...
Ted Baker

10 December, 2018

Ted Baker: ‘Hugging’ and making employees heard

Last Friday fashion retailer Ted Baker revealed it had removed a “hug zone”. Formerly situated near the desk of founder Ray Kelvin, the sign on the floor was taken away. Its presence would be a...
whistleblowing

13 August, 2018

Enforcement activity of City watchdog FCA increases

Enforcement activity at the Financial Conduct Authority has increased year-on-year to record levels. The year to March saw 508 cases opened and 510 cases resolved. That compares with 445 and 431 in...
SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission

29 June, 2018

SEC accused of ‘discouraging’ executive whistleblowers

The Securities and Exchange Commission, the US's toughest financial watchdog, has been accused of undermining whistleblowing by proposing to reduce the rewards available to those who reveal wrongdoing...

9 May, 2018

EC proposes better protection for whistleblowers

The European Commission has drafted a law that will strengthen protection for whistleblowers by introducing EU-wide standards. The new law would establish safe channels for reporting breaches of EU...
whistleblowing

16 April, 2018

New EU-wide whistleblower protection law in the pipeline

Plans for new EU-wide protections for employees who blow the whistle on corporate tax avoidance or cheating on product standards are reportedly about to be released by the European Commission. Vera...
whistleblowing

16 March, 2018

Whistleblowing: the problem with speaking out

Last year, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority received information from 900 whistleblowers. The Care and Quality Commission received more than 7,000 disclosures from whistleblowers. ...
Harvey Weinstein

30 January, 2018

Confidence high in harassment and misconduct policies after Weinstein

Few organisations believe their harassment and sexual misconduct policies need overhauling, despite the spotlight cast on the issue by the Harvey Weinstein scandal and subsequent campaign. A poll c...
Ethical Leadership, chairman

14 December, 2017

Lead by example: the many benefits of ethical leadership

Corporate culture has become a subject of significant discourse lately, and it’s to no-one’s surprise given the seemingly perpetual headlines...
Whistleblowers, Whistleblowing

15 November, 2017

Italy introduces law to protect whistleblowers

A new law designed to protect whistleblowers who report crimes or irregularities witnessed at their workplace in the public and private sectors has been approved by Italian lawmakers. Draft law C. ...