Carolyn D’Souza represents successful whistleblower in financial services unfair dismissal claim

Carolyn represented John Banerjee, a senior Emerging Markets FX trader, in his claim for automatic unfair dismissal (s.103A ERA) against his former employer, the Royal Bank of Canada.  The Tribunal found that Mr. Banerjee was dismissed as a result of raising a protected disclosure concerning a culture of box ticking across the Bank in relation to compliance policies and other serious regulatory concerns.  The Bank maintained that the dismissal was caused by Mr. Banerjee’s poor timekeeping.  The Tribunal upheld Mr. Banerjee’s complaint of automatic unfair dismissal.  Damages are to be assessed at a separate hearing. 

Mr. Banerjee instructed Carolyn through the Bar Public Access Scheme, and was supported through his litigation by WhistleblowersUK.

This decision has been widely reported in the press, including in The Times and the front page of the Financial Times.