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AFB Virtual Seminar: Hybrid Working and The Surveillance of Staff

Hybrid working continues to be a reality for many foreign banks in the UK. Firms now need to think about the longer-term considerations around this working practice, in particular relating to the monitoring of regulated activities. The AFB is delighted to partner with Fox Williams LLP to bring you this virtual seminar.

This session will consider how to manage:

  • The regulatory requirements for monitoring certain employee activities

  • The FCA’s current thinking in this space

  • The intersection with the FCA’s interest in ‘culture’

  • The overlap with ensuring employee privacy

  • The relevant employment law considerations

Why attend?

Whilst some employees have returned to office working post-pandemic, most workers are spending part of their week working from home – the assumption that workers in regulated roles would be the first to return full-time has not held true.

If remote working is to become a permanent feature, there will beimplications for the surveillance and monitoring of employee’s activities. How can banks ensure that they can monitor what they are required to in order to satisfy regulatory requirements, whilst not infringing an employee’s right to privacy?

Fox Williams will provide an overview of key considerations relating to both employment law and the regulatory rules.

What will members gain for use Back@Bank?

  • An awareness of the relevant regulatory activity in this area

  • A good understanding of how to manage the monitoring of remote workers

  • The key employment law and privacy considerations

  • An awareness of what should be communicated to clients regarding your monitoring activities

  • Some practical tips and guidance for use Back@Bank.


Joanna Chatterton, Partner

Joanna Chatterton is the head of Fox Williams’ employment team. Her work for employers generally involves matters with strategic implications and sensitive reputational and regulatory concerns. She has extensive experience successfully supporting clients through complex and high value discrimination and whistleblowing claims and is an expert in the interaction between employment law and regulatory law. Read Joanna’s full bio here.

Sebastian Sayer, Legal Director

Sebastian Sayer is a member of Fox Williams’ business crime and financial regulation team. Before joining Fox Williams he worked at the Financial Conduct Authority for 5 years, and now primarily acts for financial services firms and senior executives. His instructions are often in contentious regulatory matters, commonly in an investigation setting. He has extensive experience of assisting firms when dealing with non-contentious regulatory matters, including liaison with the regulators. Read Sebastian’s full bio here.


This session will be recorded.

Cost:        Included in AFB membership (no fee)

Location:  Virtual Seminar (via Zoom)

Date:        Thursday 9 June 2022

Time:        10:00 – 11:15.

There will be ample opportunity for questions throughout the session, however, if you would like to submit a question before or have any specific questions or areas that you would like the session to address, please send them to the AFB at as soon as practicable. You will receive details on how to join the session a few days before the event.