Monday, February 22, 2010

Rules of confidentiality

Artwork by Louis Sidoli.

Much has been made about claims that Gordon Brown bullied his staff so much that one or more of them phoned the Bullying helpline. Why do we know this?
Because the head of the helpline told the media.
Great. Whatever happened to client confidentiality?
One of the patrons of the charity has reigned in disgust, and rightly so.

When can we expect Ms Pratt's resignation?
Betrayal of confidentiality is serious. It could get a doctor or solicitor struck off.
I work in a solicitor's office. What happens there stays there. Full stop.

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