Following an internal investigation into allegations of harassment, two Yeoman Warders at the Tower of London have been dismissed. The case against a third Yeoman Warder was not proven.
When the allegations arose, the Tower of London immediately initiated a thorough investigation, in line with harassment policy procedures. In light of the evidence that emerged, the investigation concluded that the allegations had foundation and that disciplinary action was appropriate.
The dismissed members of staff have the right to lodge an appeal within the next seven days. Meanwhile, we will continue to support them, their families and colleagues over the coming weeks. The third member of staff will shortly be returning to work.
We believe everyone is entitled to work in an environment free from any form of harassment. We expect all our staff to value and demonstrate our commitment to diversity and maintaining a welcoming and supportive working environment.
This has been a difficult time for the community at the Tower of London, and the Yeoman Body especially, and we ask that the privacy of the individuals and their families be respected.