EY and PwC reveal that both dismissed five partners over inappropriate behaviour

 
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The final two Big Four financial services firms have disclosed the number of partners that have left the companies following allegations of inappropriate behaviour.


PwC fired five partners for inappropriate behaviour including harassment or bullying over the last three years.

EY revealed that five partners had left the company over a four year period, becoming the last of the Big Four to disclose the figures.

Yesterday KPMG and Deloitte revealed that seven and 20 partners respectively had left the firms in a four year period following accusations of inappropriate behaviour.

The disclosures come as workplace culture faces increased scrutiny in the wake of the Me Too movement against sexual harassment and bullying at work.


A spokesperson for PwC said: “We’re committed to ensuring an inclusive, fair and diverse workplace and do not tolerate harassment or bullying.

“We regularly review and update out policies and recently established a new inclusive and positive workplace policy.

Justine Campbell, EY’s UK Managing Partner for Talent said: “Allegations of inappropriate conduct are always taken very seriously and are fully investigated. Disciplinary action, including dismissal, is taken as appropriate.”

Yesterday KPMG UK head of people Anna Purchas added that the partners that had left the firm failed to “meet the standards we expect of our people” and that the company has stepped up its bullying and harassment procedures.

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