“Feedback on the working culture within an organisation is rarely entirely positive, especially when given anonymously, as the pressure on management to achieve results can lead to employees feeling undervalued, harassed, or even bullied...If the organisation is being run well, feedback should be mainly positive, as any inappropriate conduct should be checked at an early stage. A failure to recognise this at a very senior level tends to lead both to high turnover of staff and reputational damage.”
Speaking with Personnel Today, partner and head of the employment team Anthony Sakrouge discusses the Care Quality Commission's recent investigation into NHS Blood and Transplant's working culture.
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Anthony acts for both employers and employees, specialising in contentious work and negotiations relating to the complex starting and leaving packages of directors and other senior employees. He advises on and handles disputes involving bonuses, entitlements under incentive plans, breach of contract, restrictive covenants, confidentiality, the duty of fidelity, commission, share disputes, discrimination, whistle-blowing and unfair dismissal. He has extensive experience of litigation in both the Employment Tribunals and the Courts.