Pretexting not a way of life at HP – official


Looks like HP and their lawyers  have been smoking some of those naughty jazz ciggarettes  again – in a  case against former executive Karl Kamb.

Karl Kamb is employing a defense where he alleged that HP made it near impossible for employees to demonstrate “loyalty” or a “personal commitment to the company” because HP violated its own ethics policies by spying on board members, executives and other employees during its now infamous leak investigation. How could Kamb – accused by HP of using company funds, time, people and intellectual property to form a consumer electronics start-up – be chastised by HP for failing to live up to company standards when the company had lost all its standards? 

First i don’t the copying bad behavior so ime not guilty  is a particularly strong one but wait it gets better…

 in a leagal fileing HP claims.

“HP denies that the so-called ‘pretexting’ alleged by Kamb in the counterclaim occurred,” the company wrote in a legal filing made this week. “HP denies that any so-called ‘pretexting’ activities were part of a widespread patter or practice at HP.”

Ah so that would  be a completely different type of pretexting then as opposed to the type that Patrica Dunne was fired  resigned because of? quite why HP keep digging when there up to their necks in the brown stuff amazes me.

Then again Employment law often brings out the raving nutter in even the most mild mannered people.

ore at the Register

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