GENE 4A.1.3 Reports to be treated as protected until contrary established

(1) An authorised firm that receives a report that purports to be a protected report:
(a) must treat the individual who made the report as a protected reporter; and
(b) must treat the report as a protected report; until the firm has decided, on the basis of a proper investigation, that the report is not a protected report.
(2) Subrule (3) applies if an authorised firm becomes aware that an individual has made a report that purports to be a protected report about the firm to an authority or officer specified or referred to in rule 4A.1.2 (3).
(3) The firm must treat the individual as a protected reporter until the firm establishes that the report is not a protected report.
Inserted by QFCRA RM/2018-3 (as from 1st May 2018).