A whistleblower disclosing potential wrongdoing must express a reasonable belief that an identifiable legal obligation has been (or will be) breached.
The past decade has not been a halcyon one for financial services. The collapse of Lehman Brothers and PPI misselling are two scandals which have contributed to one of the most turbulent periods in the industry’s history.
Arpita Dutt and Paul McAleavey consider the duties of a whistleblowing champion under the Senior Managers Regime and the steps to take to ensure compliance.
This case considers the protection available to whistleblowers when their dismissing officer was unaware that they had blown the whistle.
The whistleblowing champion is to ensure accountability at the most senior level for the way whistleblowing is handled and how whistleblowers are treated.