It has been reported in the news today that Douglas Flint of HSBC says that he believes whistleblowers should be celebrated and rewarded. I have therefore sent him this email.
Dear Mr Flint
I’m very pleased to hear that you are publicly supporting whistleblowers by saying they should be celebrated and rewarded.
As you know I lost my job at Weightmans because I reported that they were adding unlawful charges to HFC accounts. My complaint was upheld by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Office of Fair Trading, who ordered the bank to stop.
I have effectively been unemployed since, because, as I’m sure you are aware, whistleblowers are rarely employed again.
In the circumstances I look forward to hearing from you with a satisfactory offer of compensation for the hell I have been through over the last ten years.