Royds Withy King’s Lucy Nash debates whether the gagging clauses used by the government in contracts with suppliers involved in the delivery of universal credit are enforcable.
There has been significant debate around the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority’s (PRA) decision to fine Barclays chief executive Jes Staley £642,430, for his attempts to trace the identity of a whistleblower.
With 2017 set to be a busy year in terms of employment law – key changes include the introduction of mandatory gender pay gap reporting, the apprenticeship levy and the potential triggering of Brexit – we discuss some of the changes.
Whistleblowing is a topic that’s constantly featured in the news and with a number of high profile cases recently hitting the headlines it seems the subject is firmly back in the spotlight once again – and not in a positive light.
With Benjamin Koh of CommInsure having just spilled the beans on the company’s wrongdoings – claiming doctors were pressured to change their opinions, outdated medical definitions were used to deny payouts and medical files disappeared – we take a look at how the act of whistleblowing could bring about corporate change.
According to research conducted by CareersinAudit.com, despite the accounting profession being under more scrutiny since the aftermath of Enron and World Com, unethical practices are still rife among accountants.
A new study has found that many employees are scared to blow the whistle on bad employers.
The shockwaves generated by the Tesco financial scandal that came to light only a few months ago continue to reverberate in the corporate, regulatory and government spheres. Many commentators have referenced Tesco, and specifically the report that it was a whistleblower who was initially ignored, as further evidence that – to paraphrase Admiral Beatty at Jutland – “there’s something wrong with our bloody corporates”.