Foreign Office to pay £423,000 to whistleblowing lawyer who lost job - News Summed Up

Foreign Office to pay £423,000 to whistleblowing lawyer who lost job


A prosecutor dismissed from a Foreign Office job after blowing the whistle on suspected corruption in the EU’s biggest foreign mission has agreed a settlement with the UK government of more than £400,000. Instead, she said, government officials told her to ignore apparent evidence of collusion at the EU’s rule of law mission, called EULEX. Commenting on the case, the chair of the foreign affairs select committee, Tom Tugendhat, called for the Foreign Office to overhaul its complaints procedures. Perhaps if the Foreign Office strengthened its complaint processes, and increased its openness, members of staff within the department would not have to resort to such drastic measures,” he said. A Foreign Office spokesperson said: “We have agreed to settle this long-running case without any admission of liability and continue to strongly refute these allegations.”


Source: The Guardian July 04, 2022 02:11 UTC



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