Santander investigates the visit of a group of employees to a club striptease in London taking advantage of a work trip and if these exerted pressure on younger workers to also go to the place. For it, the Spanish entity hired the law firm Gibson Dunn.
As collected by the Financial Times, The events occurred last February, after the bank’s debt capital markets team met at the group’s British headquarters for departmental meetings.
Specifically, seven male members of the team, including three senior managers and four junior employees, attended the Nags Head Gentlemens Club in Aldgate.
The fact came to light because a group worker reported to the regulatory compliance department his concern about the trip and the fact that junior staff would have felt pressured to attend.
The law firm interviewed up to 15 people who had participated in the night out, including the seven individuals who went to the club. Thus, he concluded that there was no put explicit pressure on junior staff members.
“We take issues surrounding employee conduct very seriously and follow very rigorous processes to learn the facts and take appropriate action. This investigation and the measures that have been taken are confidential.so we cannot comment further,” Santander said in a statement.
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