On 21 February 2022 the Disciplinary Tribunal Panel considered a charge of misconduct against Ms Rathore (the respondent). These were proceedings in the absence of the respondent.
The IFoA’s charge against the respondent was that, being at the material time a student member: between around 26 February and 9 March 2020 she sent emails to individuals employed by and/or associated with her employer/former employer, Company A, in which she used offensive and racist language; on or around 28 April 2020 and/or 5 May 2020, she posted (a) review(s) on the website Quora in which she referred to Company A and/or individuals employed by and/or associated with Company A, using offensive and racist language. Her actions were alleged to be in breach of the Communication principle of the Actuaries’ Code (version 3.0) and the Integrity principle, in that she failed to show respect for others in the way she conducted herself.
The panel found all of the elements of the charge proved and that they constituted misconduct.
The panel determined that the most appropriate and proportionate sanction was a reprimand and exclusion from IFoA membership. The respondent may not apply for readmission for a period of one year.