Claire Swire email claims nine more victims

FSA employees suspended for forwarding explicit communique

Nine members of staff at the Financial Services Authority have been suspended because they forwarded the now infamous Claire Swire email. They may also lose their Christmas bonuses.

The FSA has strict rules about emails being sent out of the company and the IT department is now going through all logs to find those guilty of breaking them. The implication is that there may be a lot more suspensions in the next few days.

Of course, the unlucky few who have been suspended are simply being made an example of. Most people finish work this Friday for the Christmas period and the nine's suspension ends on the first day of work in the new year. So there's little to worry about, but as we predicted, companies are using the situation to get staff thinking more carefully about their use of email. Not necessarily a bad thing.

There's still no news about Bradley Chait, the other party in the Swire email saga, and his disciplinary hearing at London legal firm Norton Rose. ®

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