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Silence in The City 2 research: 70% City finance workers who whistleblow ‘victimised, ignored or dismissed’

Research by Protect – Silence in The City 2 –  into whistleblowers who work in finance in the City has found 70% who spoke up about workplace wrongdoing were victimised, ignored, dismissed, or felt forced to resign after whistleblowing. The research analyses the whistleblowing cases of 352 finance workers who called the Protect Advice Line … Read more

Underwriters & brokers’ associations could be doing more to communicate best practice

As part of a series of sector specific round tables, Protect, together with hosts Mayer Brown, brought together whistleblowing specialists from insurance firms large and small earlier this month. The seminar, introduced by Pete Chapman of Baker Mackenzie and Chris Chapman of Mayer Brown, set out why whistleblowing matters to insurance firms.  Firms need to … Read more

Protect partner with Slater and Gordon for study into financial service whistleblowers

Financial service workers who have blown the whistle on workplace wrongdoing will be the focus of  new research by Protect and law firm Slater and Gordon. The research is to find out whether the FCA’s rules on whistleblowing have made a difference to whistleblowers’ experiences. Head of Policy at Protect, Andrew Pepper-Parsons will work with … Read more

Protect at 5th Annual Culture & Conduct Forum for Financial Services

Protect Chief Executive Francesca West will be leading the panel debate ‘Creating cultures that support speaking up and listening up’  at the 5th Annual Culture and Conduct Forum for the Financial Services Industry,  held on 14 November in central London. The 5th Culture and Conduct conference focuses on exploring the role of ’purpose’ in creating … Read more

Summary of City of London breakfast briefing: Fostering a positive speak up, listen up culture

THE City of London Corporation hosted a breakfast briefing on best practice speak up/listen up arrangements with presentations by Protect Chief Executive Francesca West and Banking Standards Board Senior Behavioural Scientist Kate Coombs. Opening the briefing, Catherine McGuinness, Chair of the Policy & Resources Committee at the City of London Corporation, said, ’Integrating positive speak up … Read more