Posted by Elizabeth Painter, Trainee solicitor
What can we learn from Barclays boss’ hunt for a whistleblower?
The chief executive of Barclays, Jes Staley, is facing serious action after he sought to uncover the identity of an employee whistleblower last year with the assistance of a US law enforcement agency. In September 2016, the Finance Conduct Authority (FCA) imposed new rules on banks to protect the anonymity and confidentiality of whistleblowers. But Mr Staley claims his actions were an honest mistake and he was trying to protect the employee’s identity…are you convinced?