Episode 30 — PE Views: Has the Pandemic Increased Whistleblowing Risks?

October 7, 2021
In a changing social landscape, private equity firms should conduct corporate culture due diligence while also ensuring the implementation of robust complaints procedures.

As global businesses react to the pandemic and social movements, private equity firms should remain watchful for whistleblowing issues involving both portfolio and target companies. There is now simply more to blow the whistle on, from workplace health and safety issues and misuse of government furlough schemes, to racial equity and sexual harassment concerns. How can PE firms and their portfolio companies mitigate such risk?

In this episode of Connected With Latham, London private equity partner Tom Evans speaks with Sarah Gadd, an Executive Compensation, Employment & Benefits partner in London, about how firms and their companies can maintain compliant environments and take the proper precautions to reduce the odds of whistleblowing claims — saving firms time and cost, while reducing the risk of reputational damage.

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