01 Dec 2016
Privacy hearings surrounding a former senior Barclays investment banker’s unfair dismissal claim have been adjourned until May next year, the FT reported.
Barclays dismissed Richard Boath, who was global co-head of finance, earlier this year after reading transcripts of his interview with the Serious Fraud Office, Boath’s lawyers alleged in an employment tribunal last week.
The SFO petitioned the employment tribunal to keep details of the Boath interview and investigation out of the public eye.
The Financial Times and other publications have challenged the SFO’s petition. The SFO has said it expects to decide whether to charge former Barclays executives by March next year.
Boath had claimed the lender fired him as a “direct response” to what he told fraud investigators about the bank, his lawyer said. He is suing Barclays for unfair dismissal for whistleblowing.
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