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The Trust Gap: Expectations vs. Reality in workplace misconduct and why you need to take action NOW

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Sarah Henchoz

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Ajitsaria Shruti
Shruti Ajitsaria

Partner, Head of Fuse

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02 December 2021

Nurturing a SpeakUp culture within organisations is critical; surfacing workplace misconduct relies almost exclusively on the confidence of employees to come forward and report it.

Without trust, misconduct won’t be reported or it may be raised in a more public forum. Regulators are all too familiar with this, which is why they hone in on culture and encourage reporting directly. Add into the mix the SEC's significant payouts to whistleblowers, including the recent award of USD36 million, and the incoming EU Whistleblower Protection Directive, and it makes it all the more important to get it right. 

In this webinar, Fuse cohort Vault Platform discussed the results of groundbreaking research they have undertaken which gathered insight into employees' experiences of misconduct at work, the expectations employees have of employers to keep them safe, whether they truly trust them to do so and how you can ensure compliance with the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive. A&O’s Employment and Consulting then looked at strategies employers can take to help bridge the trust gap by exploring the common areas of a whistleblowing programme that often need improvement or refinement, as well as the areas of particular sensitivity and complexity during the investigation stage when dealing with certain types of whistleblowing complaints.

For further information on Vault Platform please contact Shruti Ajitsaria.