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Open Letter to the Office of the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg

RE:  Norway Corporate Corruption

To:

The Office of the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg

CC:

Directors of PGS Exploration UK Limited:  Rune O. Pedersen, PGS ASA CEO and President; Gottfred Langseth, PGS ASA CFO and EVP; Christin Steen-Nilsen, PGS ASA Chief Accountant

PGS ASA General Counsel, Lars Mysen

PGS UK Head of Legal, John Francas

Former PGS Exploration UK Limited Secretary, Carl Richards

PGS ASA Data Protection Officer, Daphne Bjerke

PGS ASA SVP Global Human Resources, Terje Bjølseth (Oversaw grievance process)

PGS UK Human Resources Manager, Gareth Jones

PGS ASA EVP Operations, Per Arild Reksnes (Oversaw grievance process)

RE:  Norway Corporate Corruption

Dear Madam Prime Minister Erna Solberg,

I am a USA citizen who worked for the UK affiliate of Norwegian company Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (now PGS ASA) [PGS].  The directors of PGS Exploration UK Limited (PGSUK) are Norwegian parent company executives.  PGSUK sponsored me and my dependent family members on a Tier 2 visa from 26 September 2010 through 31 December 2013.  My employment was terminated through my signing a settlement contract agreement (SCA).    

I believe that my human rights have been violated and that I was defrauded, defamed, illegally terminated from employment and then blacklisted for being a whistleblower.  What I ask for is a thorough and fair third-party police investigation into my allegations.  Much of the evidence backing my claims is posted on  http://marineseismicsurvey.com/news/.  I regard my postings as protected public disclosure, or whistleblowing.  PGS governance and personal data processing practices have been proven to me to be non-compliant, dysfunctional and corrupt.  Further, I do not want to believe that the Norwegian corporate executive class is above the law.  Are they?  (Sadly, thus far it seems that they are.)     

My writing to you is an act of desperation.  Sadly, I have found PGS corporate governance and compliance avenues of redress unresponsive to whistleblowing allegations of PGS executive criminal behaviors.  I am a victim of these alleged crimes.  In September 2018, PGS executives who serve as PGSUK directors, Rune O. Pedersen, PGS CEO and President; Gottfred Langseth, PGS CFO and EVP; and Christin Steen-Nilsen, PGS Chief Accountant, filed a criminal complaint against me in Thailand, where I was living with my Thai wife and children, for publications that I contended to be protected public disclosure, or whistleblowing.  An additional similar claim was filed against me by former PGSUK secretary, Carl Richards.  I believe that the claims filed in Thailand were illegal extortion intended to silence accusations made by a victim of their crimes.  PGS bypassed the confidentiality clauses of my original employment contract, as well as the terms and conditions of my termination settlement contract which were both governed by the Laws of England.  The UK Public Interests Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA), which protects whistleblowing, is referenced within the contract confidentiality clauses.  To avoid criminal prosecution in Thailand, I was compelled to sign another agreement that would “gag” my continued whistleblowing and essentially take away my rights under English law and contract.  I contend that the claims forwarded in Thailand breached the terms and conditions of my original employment contract (OEC) and subsequent termination settlement contract (SCA) and otherwise violated the confidentiality clauses which included PIDA protections.  I haven’t the financial resources to defend myself.  However, through online publications, I have challenged the legality (Norway/UK laws) of the claims put forward against me in Thailand.  PGS refuses to answer my concerns clearly and definitively.  Instead, I continue to be harassed and threatened with further criminal and civil prosecution in Thailand by the acting (English company) PGS UK Head of Legal, John Francas. 

My persecutor’s have virtually unlimited resources at their disposal to make my life hell.  How can I fight back alone?  The terms and conditions set forth in the Thailand agreement seem to also violate similar protections provided through Norway’s Working Environment Act (WEA).  My employment contracts with PGSUK were governed by the laws of England.  As recently as June 2018, Francas signed a letter where he reaffirmed the terms and conditions of the SCA were still in effect.  So, how did I end up defending claims translated from Thai language to English in Thailand last September?  I first published my allegations of PGS wrong-doing online the LinkedIN™ Pulse platform on 3 July 2015.  Any online publication which breached the confidentiality terms and conditions of the SCA should have been actionable.  In fact, it would have been irresponsible for the directors and secretary to not take such actions against publications which disparaged PGS or any of its agents.  Failing to take action until September 2018 seems to be negligence and a breach of their fiduciary duties.  It would also be a betrayal to any named subject who was wrongly accused of non-compliant and/or criminal behavior within my publications.  PGS never took any official action against me for numerous publications that were posted between 2015-2016. 

Throughout 2016, I intentionally made the PGS legal compliance office aware of my concerns and e-mailed them links to my many blog postings, and even sent complete articles for them to comment on.  Pedersen was employed as PGS General Counsel during this time.  I am convinced that Pedersen was directly involved in coordinating the original fraud as well as the creation and uttering of forged documents.  Pedersen has never even commented nor challenged my published online allegations.  Many of my publications focused on then PGS CEO and President and former PGSUK director, Jon Erik Reinhardsen (now Equinor Chairman of the Board) accusing him of wrong-doing.  Reinhardsen and his team never responded!  Similarly, Reinhardsen has never defended his decisions and actions nor stood-up or felt the need to exonerate falsely accused employees since 2015.  But, in September 2018, my publications, including a published and unanswered Open Letter to the Petroleum Geo-Services ASA Board of Directors, is criminal defamation in Thailand?  No one on the Board of Directors for PGS can answer simple questions?  It seems legally impossible that such claims can be forwarded in Thailand without being thoroughly investigated and vetted for compliance in Norway and/or the UKIt demonstrates that directors of PGSUK were not engaged for several years.  These PGSUK directors should be removed and replaced, is the message that I get.  It is worse than that.  The former and current directors need to be investigated by law enforcement for their covering-up alleged illegal and violent behaviors perpetrated against me and my family.  This is shameless behavior.  No agent of PGS had ever even contacted me officially prior to the delivery of criminal claims to my wife’s house in Thailand.  This is not professional behavior aligned to published PGS Core Values and PGS Code of Conduct.  It was violent and mean-spirited.  And I will not be threatened into silence by incompetent and corrupt company officials, even if they reside in “corruption-free” Norway.         

In the USA, citizen’s have no qualms about speaking truth to or criticizing those who hold political power.  What is often more dangerous for whistleblowers is speaking truth to those with entrusted corporate power.  I could have never imagined the events of the past five years that have exacted such a toll on me and my family.  I am depressed and losing hope.  I have told PGS this.  Nonetheless, PGS just want me to be silent and let them live in their fantasy world of never being caught.  When I submitted my workplace grievance in 2013, I elaborated on the health issues and risks to organizations that workplace bullying and harassment cause.  PGS withheld health advice and care following my delivery of the formal grievance in 2013.  Rather than behave ethically and in accordance to the published policy, procedures, and values, PGS leadership decided to place my health and the health of my family at risk before accepting responsibility.  This is sick and evil behavior.  It violates the Norwegian Corporate Governance Code of Practice.  But, somehow, Reinhardsen escapes investigation and inquiry and ascends to become the Chairman of the Board for Norway’s largest corporation which is largely state owned?  Such allegations are a blemish to the reputation of Norway and should be investigated.  If the allegations are true, and I believe that they are, then Norway is operating in a mythology which disrupts the reality of real-time commerce.  We cannot accept, globally, despotic and corrupt corporate leadership.  There may be a lot more corruption in Texas.  I do not know.  What I do know is that I am a Texan who believes he is a victim of crimes perpetrated by executives of a Norwegian company.  My justice requires the attention and help from the Norwegian government.  Please help me.

Sincerely,

Steven D. Kalavity

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Can PGS Exploration UK Limited Legally Bypass the Terms and Conditions of Previous Contracts Governed Under English Law and Prosecute Claims in Thailand?

I believe that PGS ASA has intentionally defrauded and defamed me for blowing the whistle on them in 2013. This is based on authentic time-stamped e-mail evidence. Now, PGS ASA is harassing me and my family. PGS ASA is trying to blackmail / extort me into silence through their unfounded/fraudulent criminal defamation claims in Thailand.

Balancing Duties in Litigation (November 2018),
UK Solicitor Regulatory Authority (SRA)

Explain the 25 October 2013 Memo signed by Terje Bjolseth and Per Arild Reksnes, Rune Olav Pedersen, Gottfred Langseth, Christin Steen-Nilsen, Lars Mysen, John Francas, Daphne Bjerke, Carl Richards, Jon Erik Reinhardsen, Gareth Jones, David Nicholson, Simon Cather, Philip Landau, Rhodri Thomas, or ANYONE ELSE!

The taking from one’s reputation. The offense of injuring a person’s character, fame, or reputation by false and malicious statements. The term seems to be comprehensive of both libel and slander
The assertion, declaration, or statement of a party to an action, made in a pleading, setting out what he expects to prove. A material allegation in a pleading is one essential to the claim or defense, and which could not be stricken from the pleading without leaving it insufficient. 
John Francas wrote his response to my 2018 GDPR subject access request in July 2018 citing the terms and conditions of the termination settlement contract signed 5 December 2013. The “Open Letter to the Petroleum Geo-Services ASA Board of Directors” referenced here was published online 18 June 2017 and did not even constitute a comment or breach in the settlement contract.
How is it that all lawyers involved in forming and negotiating the termination settlement agreement signed 5 December 2013 all uttered the same false narrative and forged documents when they had been provided with different (TRUE) facts?

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GDPR@PGS.COM 2018 SUBJECT ACCESS REQUEST (SAR)

GDPR PRINCIPLES & ASSESSING ADEQUACY OF INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS

Personal identification data which was provided to PGS prior to processing the SAR was later provided to a law firm outside the EEA in Thailand. I believe this was another violation of the General Data Protection Requirement (GDPR) processing of my personal data and it was done to harass and stalk me for whistleblowing as a victim of PGS abuse and illegal behavior.

On 1 July 2018, I wrote and e-mail to PGS GDPR and John Francas and copied it to Information Commissioner’s Office Caseworkers.

On 1 July 2018, I wrote and e-mail to PGS GDPR and John Francas and copied it to Information Commissioner’s Office Caseworkers.
PGS has been lying and covering-up their misdeeds to me and all other stakeholders for a long, long time. Passive bystanders have allowed the continued abuse of the victim and whistleblower, along with his family. Shamefully unprofessional and evil.
THERE SHOULD BE NO CLAIMS ANYWHERE UNTIL PGS EXPLAINS THE 25 OCTOBER 2013 MEMO.
Boycott Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) [22 June 2016]

John Francas e-mailed PGS’ response to my 2018 SAR 16 July 2018, refusing to answer or clarify my numerous questions.

Watson, Farley & Williams, Please Explain …

Law Firm Watson, Farley and Williams (WFW) Represented PGS Exploration UK Limited (PGSUK) in Providing Counsel for my Tier 2 visa renewal (leave to remain) application (May 2013) as well as the termination settlement agreement signed 5 December 2013. My Tier 2 status was not considered by PGS/WFW in the proffering and negotiation of the termination settlement contract?

Watson, Farley and Williams begin to counsel in completing my Tier 2 visa leave to remain application for PGS Exploration UK Limited (PGSUK) 15 May 2013. PGS UK endorsement letter is sent on 15 July 2013.

PGSUK delivers a letter to me on 24 July 2013, subject, “Investigation into possible implementation of performance improvement plan.” This letter was provided to me following a 18 June 2013 e-mail sent to the host of a 13 June 2013 meeting which I believed was unprofessional and a breach of policy. I requested an explanation about the propriety and legality of the 13 June 2013 meeting, minutes from that meeting, and guidance about submitting a workplace grievance. I was denied all of these requests. I requested something in writing and the 24 July 2013 letter was delivered to me. My subsequent submitted formal grievance was based on the 13 June 2013 meeting and 24 July 2013 letter. The termination settlement was proffered prior to PGSUK following the law and policy regarding handling of a grievance. WFW was aware of the grievance and underlying performance issues predicating the settlement negotiations.

How can a Tier 2 worker be legally sponsored when the sponsor believed that the same employee should be placed on a performance improvement plan?

Correspondence from Watson, Farley, & Williams regarding what was provided through my subject access request.

Global Law Firm Watson, Farley and Williams has a branch in Bangkok, Thailand

Unable to answer simple clarifications in July 2018, by September 2018, PGS was able to read several months of online whistleblowing content, translate the publications from English language to the Thai language and submit criminal defamation claims against me in Thailand. How is this possible? Were these claims legal and is PGS perverting the course of justice by withholding the answers to my questions? I think that they are.

Carl Richards, PGS Exploration UK Limited Secretary, initially threatens criminal litigation against me in April 2018. Thailand, having never confirmed his identity or even specifically what statements in my blogs were defamatory. No one else from PGS ever contacted me before criminal claims were delivered in Thailand in September 2018.

Unanswered e-mails to PGS Compliance Hotline in 2016

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Unanswered Open Letters to PGS ASA

Dear Rune, Carl, John, and Lars:
  If you cannot answer the question if what you are proposing is legal and compliant, exactly what kind of lawyers are you and what exactly is being proposed?
PROTECTION FROM “GAGGING CLAUSES”. SECTION 43J OF THE PUBLIC INTEREST DISCLOSURE ACT 1998.
Employees’ right to whistle blow according to the Working Environment Act 2005 (WEA), may only be limited by law. Confidentiality agreements, instructions, regulations etc. that limit an employee’s right to whistle blow are therefore illegal.

The Original Employment Contract (OEC) Terms & Conditions were still in effect when the litigation was initiated in Thailand

PGS UK Personnel Handbook (2013) – Excerpts

5 December 2013 Termination Settlement Contract – excerpts

05 December 2013 PGSUK Termination Settlement Agreement
05 December 2013 PGSUK Termination Settlement Agreement

Unanswered Open Letters to Norway’s PGS ASA Directors and Management

Instead of answering e-mails, executives pursued criminal litigation against me in Thailand. It is Simply Irresponsible and Corrupt to Withhold the Truth to Damage Whistleblowers. Is it legal? Is this their fiduciary duty?

What are you afraid of Rune Olav Pedersen, Gottfred Langseth, Per Arild Reksnes, Christin Steen-Nilsen, Carl Richards, John Francas, Lars Mysen, Gareth Jones, Daphne Bjerke, Terje Bjolseth and Berit Osnes? The truth will set you free – mentally, anyhow.

Asking Norway’s PGS for Answers is Criminal Defamation in Thailand? contains correspondence between the Thai lawyer / law firm representing PGS Exploration UK Limited directors: Rune Olav Pedersen, PGS ASA CEO & President ; Gottfred Langseth, PGS ASA CFO & EVP; and Christin Steen-Nilsen, PGS ASA Chief Accountant (Claim 1), as well as former secretary Carl Richards (Claim 2). Pedersen is a former PGS General Counsel and should have a thorough legal understanding of WEA – more so than a Thai lawyer. Similarly, Richards likely knew about PIDA Clause 43J when he initiated claims in Thailand and of course when he proffered a settlement to drop the criminal claims. Their intent was ALWAYS to get the whistleblowing allegations of their criminal behavior unpublished. They have NO interests in the TRUTH.
Second Open Letter to PGS Exploration UK Limited Directors Rune Olav Pedersen, Gottfred Langseth, Christin Steen-Nilsen, Carl Richards and UK Serious Fraud Office (16-October-2018)
Open Letter to PGS Exploration UK Limited Directors Rune Olav Pedersen, Gottfred Langseth, Christin Steen-Nilsen and UK Serious Fraud Office (9 October 2018)
Letter to UK Companies House and Carl Richards, former PGS Exploration UK Limited Secretary (1-Oct-2018)
Letter to UK Companies House and Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (24-Sep-2018)
Letter to Gareth Jones, PGS Exploration UK Ltd. and ICO Caseworkers (16-Sep-2018)
Letter to Daphne Bjerke, Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (PGS) Data Protection Officer and ICO Caseworker (2-Sep-2018)
Letter to PGS Personal Data Processors and Copied to ICO (1 July 2018)
Open Letter to Petroleum Geo-Services ASA Board of Directors (18-Jun-2017)
No investigation? What kind of corporate governance could allow this?
Investigate Rune Olav Pedersen, PGS CEO & President (and former General Counsel and Legal Compliand); Gottfred Langseth, PGS CFO & EVP, Per Arild Reksnes, and Berit Osnes. I allege that all mentioned herein were DIRECTLY involved in the fraud and uttering of forged documents.

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Simple Compliance Questions for Norway’s PGS?

Simple Compliance Questions for Norway’s PGS ?

In September 2018, directors and a former secretary of PGS Exploration UK Limited filed criminal defamation charges against me for my online blog content in THAILAND. Upon receiving the claims, I wrote several e-mails to ask questions. Gareth Jones, PGS Human Resources (HR) Manager for EAME, was a recipient of the many e-mails. None of these e-mails were answered and the claims proceeded. Prior to the claims being delivered in Thailand, no one from PGS had ever even attempted to contact me regarding my online publications. Why?

PROTECTION FROM “GAGGING CLAUSES”. SECTION 43J OF THE PUBLIC INTEREST DISCLOSURE ACT 1998.
CONFIDENTIALITY
Employees’ right to whistle blow according to the
Working Environment Act 2005 (WEA), may only be limited by law. Confidentiality agreements, instructions, regulations etc. that limit an employee’s right to whistle blow are therefore illegal.
A Thai law firm delivered two criminal claims to my Thai wife’s house when I had just left Thailand to visit the USA. This terrified my wife and her family. These claims were made on behalf of PGS Exploration UK Limited, 4 The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, England KT13 0NY former secretary Carl Richards and directors Rune Olav Pedersen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen. The claims in Thailand were unnecessary. My employment contract and subsequent termination settlement contract, both governed by the laws of England, had Confidentiality clauses to protect Company and agent reputation. Carl Richards is a lawyer licensed to practice law in England. Rune Olav Pedersen is a former PGS General Counsel who was charged with legal compliance. Both had been requested to authenticate documents and processes used to support my termination by settlement contract. They never did. So, unauthenticated and non-compliant documents were used to process the claims in Thailand?
Blackmail has the following four elements:
(1) A demand. (2) Made with menaces. (3) The menaces are unwarranted.
(4) The menaces are made with a view to gain for himself or another or with intent to cause loss to another.
GDPR is similar to DPA in their data transfer restrictions. Both the USA and Thailand are outside EEA. PGS shared my personal data with a Thai legal firm (passport / address in Thailand) in September 2018 without my consent. Gareth Jones processed my data in 2013 – 2014 when he was in Houston, Texas, USA. PGS UK stated to me and the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) that he was their employee. Gareth Jones’ LinkedIn stated his employer was PGS Houston, TX, USA. Further, based on his length of stay, he could not have been in the USA as a employee of PGS Exploration UK Limited, I contend. PGS has never confirmed his agency from 2013-2014.. Why not? I contend that Gareth Jones uttered defamatory forged instruments, whether in the UK or USA. But, such defamatory forged instruments, in my mind, would have no purpose except to be shared in the Houston, Texas market with potential employers to blacklist the unemployed USA citizen foreign-worker whistleblower.
The General Data Protection Requirement (GDPR) replaced the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) in full May 2018.
PGS Exploration UK Limited Personal Data Processors tell the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) who oversee personal data protection compliance that Gareth Jones is their employee. Is this true, or was he really an employee of PGS’ Houston, Texas, USA affiliate? The truth matters.
I am whistleblowing again. Former PGS UK secretary Carl Richards ans directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (former-Norwegian); Rune Olav Pedersen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen have been requested to authenticate documents and processes used to support my termination by settlement contract. They have refused. I have alleged / accused PGS UK of uttering forged instruments to support an illegal termination settlement agreement. PGS Human Resources processes these forged documents as my personal data. PGS SVP Terje Bjolseth, PGS UK (former) HR Manager, David Nicholson, and current PGS UK HR Manager, Gareth Jones have been directly involved in uttering defamatory forged instruments intended to blacklist me in the marine seismic industry. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.
(1) Gareth Jones’ 2013 agency has never been confirmed by PGS. (2) An auto-response message was given that I felt was disparaging (3) The OHN was withheld from me during settlement contract negotiations. A separate SAR was sent to the OHN and I received after I had left England (below).
I am whistleblowing again. Former PGS UK secretary Carl Richards ans directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (former-Norwegian); Rune Olav Pedersen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen have been requested to authenticate documents and processes used to support my termination by settlement contract. They have refused. I have alleged / accused PGS UK of uttering forged instruments to support an illegal termination settlement agreement. PGS Human Resources processes these forged documents as my personal data. PGS SVP Terje Bjolseth, PGS UK (former) HR Manager, David Nicholson, and current PGS UK HR Manager, Gareth Jones have been directly involved in uttering defamatory forged instruments intended to blacklist me in the marine seismic industry. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.
It is my belief – supported by e-mail evidence – that my employer, PGS Exploration UK Limited, 4 The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, England, KT13 0NY, uttered and continue to utter defamatory forged documents that were created to support an illegal termination of a foreign-worker whistleblower. These defamatory forged documents are a back channel way to blacklist through documenting a performance based termination. Not only is this false, but I also believe illegal. I do not believe that a company could not legally sponsor a poor performer foreign worker on a Tier 2 visa and displace a local/settled worker. Can they, Gareth Jones? Also, is it compliant and legal to process defamatory documents with no countersignature of the subject/employee? Simple question … no answer.
What was Gareth Jones’ agency from September 2013 – December 2014?
Texas Labor Code – LAB § 52.031. Blacklisting Offense;  Penalty
Texas Forgery Laws
Philip Landau was with LZW Solicitors when I hired him. I believe that Philip Landau defrauded me and was complicit with PGS / PGS Exploration UK Limited secretary Carl Richards and directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen in processing an illegal termination contract supported by forged documents. I was “gaslighted” by Philip Landau (now with Landau Law in London, England). PGS Compliance, (then) General Counsel, Rune Olav Pedersen and SVP Global HR, Terje Bjolseth were both involved in creating and uttering the forged documents supporting the (alleged) illegal termination of a foreign worker whistleblower. PGS UK HR continues to utter forged documents within my personnel file. PGS UK HR Manager now is Gareth Jones. Real documents that do not support the defamatory false narrative of PGS UK have been removed. This includes an occupational health nurse (OHN) report which was requested to be delivered but was removed and no longer is part of my official personal data. PGS placed the health and safety of me and my family at risk, in addition to the fraud. Philip Lamdau, my hired counsel aided in their fraud. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.

The 22 December 2014 letter opened even more questions.

I submitted a subject access request (SAR) to PGS Exploration UK Limited, 4 The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, England, KT13 0NY, to discover what personal data my former employer was processing about me. I complained after I discovered that fake data was being processed. On 22 December 2014, PGS UK wrote me a letter. The letter stated that only 5 people processed my personnel file data. My immediate supervisor was not listed, nor anyone I worked with directly. However, Gareth Jones was listed? What is the business case for sharing my data with Gareth Jones? Gareth Jones was in Houston, Texas, the job market I was entering. I never worked with Gareth Jones while with PGS Exploration UK Limited, but the HR manager at the time told me that Gareth Jones was a fellow UK employee.

Trying to get answers from PGS Compliance Hotline in 2016

In 2016, I wrote several e-mails to the PGS Compliance Hotline. I never received a response. I am whistleblowing again. Former PGS UK secretary Carl Richards ans directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (former-Norwegian); Rune Olav Pedersen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen have been requested to authenticate documents and processes used to support my termination by settlement contract. They have refused. I have alleged / accused PGS UK of uttering forged instruments to support an illegal termination settlement agreement. PGS Human Resources processes these forged documents as my personal data. PGS SVP Terje Bjolseth, PGS UK (former) HR Manager, David Nicholson, and current PGS UK HR Manager, Gareth Jones have been directly involved in uttering defamatory forged instruments intended to blacklist me in the marine seismic industry. PGS Compliance have been part of the corrupt and damaging cover-up. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.
In 2016, I wrote several e-mails to the PGS Compliance Hotline. I never received a response. I then began sending my warnings through the PGS LinkedIn Comment Space. These comments were deleted! I am whistleblowing again. Former PGS UK secretary Carl Richards ans directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (former-Norwegian); Rune Olav Pedersen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen have been requested to authenticate documents and processes used to support my termination by settlement contract. They have refused. I have alleged / accused PGS UK of uttering forged instruments to support an illegal termination settlement agreement. PGS Human Resources processes these forged documents as my personal data. PGS SVP Terje Bjolseth, PGS UK (former) HR Manager, David Nicholson, and current PGS UK HR Manager, Gareth Jones have been directly involved in uttering defamatory forged instruments intended to blacklist me in the marine seismic industry. PGS Compliance have been part of the corrupt and damaging cover-up. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.
Philip Landau was with LZW Solicitors when I hired him. I believe that Philip Landau defrauded me and was complicit with PGS / PGS Exploration UK Limited secretary Carl Richards and directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen in processing an illegal termination contract supported by forged documents. I was “gaslighted” by Philip Landau (now with Landau Law in London, England). PGS Compliance, (then) General Counsel, Rune Olav Pedersen and SVP Global HR, Terje Bjolseth were both involved in creating and uttering the forged documents supporting the (alleged) illegal termination of a foreign worker whistleblower. PGS UK HR continues to utter forged documents within my personnel file. PGS UK HR Manager now is Gareth Jones. Real documents that do not support the defamatory false narrative of PGS UK have been removed. This includes an occupational health nurse (OHN) report which was requested to be delivered but was removed and no longer is part of my official personal data. PGS placed the health and safety of me and my family at risk, in addition to the fraud. Philip Lamdau, my hired counsel aided in their fraud. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.
Philip Landau was with LZW Solicitors when I hired him. I believe that Philip Landau defrauded me and was complicit with PGS / PGS Exploration UK Limited secretary Carl Richards and directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen in processing an illegal termination contract supported by forged documents. I was “gaslighted” by Philip Landau (now with Landau Law in London, England). PGS Compliance, (then) General Counsel, Rune Olav Pedersen and SVP Global HR, Terje Bjolseth were both involved in creating and uttering the forged documents supporting the (alleged) illegal termination of a foreign worker whistleblower. PGS UK HR continues to utter forged documents within my personnel file. PGS UK HR Manager now is Gareth Jones. Real documents that do not support the defamatory false narrative of PGS UK have been removed. This includes an occupational health nurse (OHN) report which was requested to be delivered but was removed and no longer is part of my official personal data. PGS placed the health and safety of me and my family at risk, in addition to the fraud. Philip Lamdau, my hired counsel aided in their fraud. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.
Philip Landau was with LZW Solicitors when I hired him. I believe that Philip Landau defrauded me and was complicit with PGS / PGS Exploration UK Limited secretary Carl Richards and directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen in processing an illegal termination contract supported by forged documents. I was “gaslighted” by Philip Landau (now with Landau Law in London, England). PGS Compliance, (then) General Counsel, Rune Olav Pedersen and SVP Global HR, Terje Bjolseth were both involved in creating and uttering the forged documents supporting the (alleged) illegal termination of a foreign worker whistleblower. PGS UK HR continues to utter forged documents within my personnel file. PGS UK HR Manager now is Gareth Jones. Real documents that do not support the defamatory false narrative of PGS UK have been removed. This includes an occupational health nurse (OHN) report which was requested to be delivered but was removed and no longer is part of my official personal data. PGS placed the health and safety of me and my family at risk, in addition to the fraud. Philip Lamdau, my hired counsel aided in their fraud. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.
Philip Landau was with LZW Solicitors when I hired him. I believe that Philip Landau defrauded me and was complicit with PGS / PGS Exploration UK Limited secretary Carl Richards and directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen in processing an illegal termination contract supported by forged documents. I was “gaslighted” by Philip Landau (now with Landau Law in London, England). PGS Compliance, (then) General Counsel, Rune Olav Pedersen and SVP Global HR, Terje Bjolseth were both involved in creating and uttering the forged documents supporting the (alleged) illegal termination of a foreign worker whistleblower. PGS UK HR continues to utter forged documents within my personnel file. PGS UK HR Manager now is Gareth Jones. Real documents that do not support the defamatory false narrative of PGS UK have been removed. This includes an occupational health nurse (OHN) report which was requested to be delivered but was removed and no longer is part of my official personal data. PGS placed the health and safety of me and my family at risk, in addition to the fraud. Philip Lamdau, my hired counsel aided in their fraud. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.
Philip Landau was with LZW Solicitors when I hired him. I believe that Philip Landau defrauded me and was complicit with PGS / PGS Exploration UK Limited secretary Carl Richards and directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen in processing an illegal termination contract supported by forged documents. I was “gaslighted” by Philip Landau (now with Landau Law in London, England). PGS Compliance, (then) General Counsel, Rune Olav Pedersen and SVP Global HR, Terje Bjolseth were both involved in creating and uttering the forged documents supporting the (alleged) illegal termination of a foreign worker whistleblower. PGS UK HR continues to utter forged documents within my personnel file. PGS UK HR Manager now is Gareth Jones. Real documents that do not support the defamatory false narrative of PGS UK have been removed. This includes an occupational health nurse (OHN) report which was requested to be delivered but was removed and no longer is part of my official personal data. PGS placed the health and safety of me and my family at risk, in addition to the fraud. Philip Lamdau, my hired counsel aided in their fraud. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.
Philip Landau was with LZW Solicitors when I hired him. I believe that Philip Landau defrauded me and was complicit with PGS / PGS Exploration UK Limited secretary Carl Richards and directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen in processing an illegal termination contract supported by forged documents. I was “gaslighted” by Philip Landau (now with Landau Law in London, England). PGS Compliance, (then) General Counsel, Rune Olav Pedersen and SVP Global HR, Terje Bjolseth were both involved in creating and uttering the forged documents supporting the (alleged) illegal termination of a foreign worker whistleblower. PGS UK HR continues to utter forged documents within my personnel file. PGS UK HR Manager now is Gareth Jones. Real documents that do not support the defamatory false narrative of PGS UK have been removed. This includes an occupational health nurse (OHN) report which was requested to be delivered but was removed and no longer is part of my official personal data. PGS placed the health and safety of me and my family at risk, in addition to the fraud. Philip Lamdau, my hired counsel aided in their fraud. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.
Philip Landau was with LZW Solicitors when I hired him. I believe that Philip Landau defrauded me and was complicit with PGS / PGS Exploration UK Limited secretary Carl Richards and directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen in processing an illegal termination contract supported by forged documents. The documents support a performance basis for termination. However, I was a Tier 2 visa holder sponsored by PGS UK because they stated they could not find a person to fill the position in the local market. I do not think it would be legal for PGS UK to sponsor and employ a poor performer! Philip Landau was aware of my Tier 2 status. I was “gaslighted” by Philip Landau (now with Landau Law in London, England). PGS Compliance, (then) General Counsel, Rune Olav Pedersen and SVP Global HR, Terje Bjolseth were both involved in creating and uttering the forged documents supporting the (alleged) illegal termination of a foreign worker whistleblower. PGS UK HR continues to utter forged documents within my personnel file. PGS UK HR Manager now is Gareth Jones. Real documents that do not support the defamatory false narrative of PGS UK have been removed. This includes an occupational health nurse (OHN) report which was requested to be delivered but was removed and no longer is part of my official personal data. PGS placed the health and safety of me and my family at risk, in addition to the fraud. Philip Lamdau, my hired counsel aided in their fraud. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.
Philip Landau was with LZW Solicitors when I hired him. I believe that Philip Landau defrauded me and was complicit with PGS / PGS Exploration UK Limited secretary Carl Richards and directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen in processing an illegal termination contract supported by forged documents. The documents support a performance basis for termination. However, I was a Tier 2 visa holder sponsored by PGS UK because they stated they could not find a person to fill the position in the local market. I do not think it would be legal for PGS UK to sponsor and employ a poor performer! Philip Landau was aware of my Tier 2 status. I was “gaslighted” by Philip Landau (now with Landau Law in London, England). PGS Compliance, (then) General Counsel, Rune Olav Pedersen and SVP Global HR, Terje Bjolseth were both involved in creating and uttering the forged documents supporting the (alleged) illegal termination of a foreign worker whistleblower. The 25 October 2013 Memo was signed by Terje Bjolseth and my work group EVP, Per Arild Reksnes. PGS UK HR continues to utter forged documents, such as the 25 October 2013 Memo, within my personnel file. PGS UK HR Manager now is Gareth Jones. Real documents that do not support the defamatory false narrative of PGS UK have been removed. This includes an occupational health nurse (OHN) report which was requested to be delivered but was removed and no longer is part of my official personal data. PGS placed the health and safety of me and my family at risk, in addition to the fraud. Philip Lamdau, my hired counsel aided in their fraud. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.
Philip Landau was with LZW Solicitors when I hired him (See pre-settlement e-mails). I believe that Philip Landau defrauded me and was complicit with PGS / PGS Exploration UK Limited secretary Carl Richards and directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen in processing an illegal termination contract supported by forged documents. The documents support a performance basis for termination. However, I was a Tier 2 visa holder sponsored by PGS UK because they stated they could not find a person to fill the position in the local market. I do not think it would be legal for PGS UK to sponsor and employ a poor performer! Philip Landau was aware of my Tier 2 status. I was “gaslighted” by Philip Landau (now with Landau Law in London, England). PGS Compliance, (then) General Counsel, Rune Olav Pedersen and SVP Global HR, Terje Bjolseth were both involved in creating and uttering the forged documents supporting the (alleged) illegal termination of a foreign worker whistleblower. The 25 October 2013 Memo was signed by Terje Bjolseth and my work group EVP, Per Arild Reksnes. PGS UK HR continues to utter forged documents, such as the 25 October 2013 Memo, within my personnel file. PGS UK HR Manager now is Gareth Jones. Real documents that do not support the defamatory false narrative of PGS UK have been removed. This includes an occupational health nurse (OHN) report which was requested to be delivered but was removed and no longer is part of my official personal data. PGS placed the health and safety of me and my family at risk, in addition to the fraud. Philip Lamdau, my hired counsel aided in their fraud. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.
Philip Landau was with LZW Solicitors when I hired him. (Recently, I provided a Landau Law Trustpilot review to protect future victims.) I believe that Philip Landau defrauded me and was complicit with PGS / PGS Exploration UK Limited secretary Carl Richards and directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen in processing an illegal termination contract supported by forged documents. The documents support a performance basis for termination. However, I was a Tier 2 visa holder sponsored by PGS UK because they stated they could not find a person to fill the position in the local market. I do not think it would be legal for PGS UK to sponsor and employ a poor performer! Philip Landau was aware of my Tier 2 status. I was “gaslighted” by Philip Landau (now with Landau Law in London, England). PGS Compliance, (then) General Counsel, Rune Olav Pedersen and SVP Global HR, Terje Bjolseth were both involved in creating and uttering the forged documents supporting the (alleged) illegal termination of a foreign worker whistleblower. The 25 October 2013 Memo was signed by Terje Bjolseth and my work group EVP, Per Arild Reksnes. PGS UK HR continues to utter forged documents, such as the 25 October 2013 Memo, within my personnel file. PGS UK HR Manager now is Gareth Jones. Real documents that do not support the defamatory false narrative of PGS UK have been removed. This includes an occupational health nurse (OHN) report which was requested to be delivered but was removed and no longer is part of my official personal data. PGS placed the health and safety of me and my family at risk, in addition to the fraud. Philip Lamdau, my hired counsel aided in their fraud. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.
Philip Landau was with LZW Solicitors when I hired him. Philip Landau represented a Tier 2 visa holder. I believe that Philip Landau defrauded me and was complicit with PGS / PGS Exploration UK Limited secretary Carl Richards and directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen in processing an illegal termination contract supported by forged documents. The documents support a performance basis for termination. However, I was a Tier 2 visa holder sponsored by PGS UK because they stated they could not find a person to fill the position in the local market. I do not think it would be legal for PGS UK to sponsor and employ a poor performer! Philip Landau was aware of my Tier 2 status. I was “gaslighted” by Philip Landau (now with Landau Law in London, England). PGS Compliance, (then) General Counsel, Rune Olav Pedersen and SVP Global HR, Terje Bjolseth were both involved in creating and uttering the forged documents supporting the (alleged) illegal termination of a foreign worker whistleblower. The 25 October 2013 Memo was signed by Terje Bjolseth and my work group EVP, Per Arild Reksnes. PGS UK HR continues to utter forged documents, such as the 25 October 2013 Memo, within my personnel file. PGS UK HR Manager now is Gareth Jones. Real documents that do not support the defamatory false narrative of PGS UK have been removed. This includes an occupational health nurse (OHN) report which was requested to be delivered but was removed and no longer is part of my official personal data. PGS placed the health and safety of me and my family at risk, in addition to the fraud. Philip Lamdau, my hired counsel aided in their fraud. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.

Narcissistic abuse includes psychological manipulation tactics like shaming, isolation, gaslighting and stonewalling.

Echoism Is the Little-Known Condition that Affects Victims of Narcissistic Abuse

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Asking Norway’s PGS for Answers is Criminal Defamation in Thailand?

PGS’ John Francas, UK Head of Legal, is the first and only PGS agent to contact me directly regarding my blog post articles content. Yet, PGS UK directors and former secretary filed criminal defamation claims in Thailand without any official and legitimate investigation as described within the 2017 PGS Responsibility Report. There was no examination of the published content and/or dialogue with the accused.

Last e-mail to John Francas, PGS UK, Africa, Middle East Head of Legal (29 May 2019). No response nor answers. Was PGS Exploration UK Limited sponsored litigation in Thailand, which only purpose seemed to be to terrorize, harass and stalk a victim of their crimes and a whistleblower, legal and compliant? How was it paid for Directors Rune Olav Pedersen, Gottfred Langseth, and Christin Steen-Nilsen? These should be simple questions to answer. If Francas, Pedersen and their Thai lawyer cannot answer and explain clearly and definitively that their litigation is legal and compliant, I can only assume that it is NOT, and continue my job to warn stakeholders of the dangers of PGS ASA business practices.
Silence-The Ultimate Control and Power Over Another

Ethics and oversight are what you eliminate when you want absolute power.

DaShanne Stokes

Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, by whatever name it may be called and whether it professes to be enforcing the will of God or the injunctions of men. 

John Stuart Mill

One of the most destructive ramifications of evil despotism is the controlling of individual will and freedom through the creation of conditions that force undesirable choices which would never even be contemplated under normal and reasonable circumstances.  One of the most vividly dramatic examples of such despotic evil is depicted in the 1982 movie, Sophie’s ChoiceSophie’s choice is deciding which one of her two children shall live or die.  If she does not choose one to live, both will die. It is a choice given to her by a Nazi officer upon their arrival to Auschwitz.  Of course, it was really no choice at all, but a cruel and sadistic act of control and dehumanization.  In September 2018, two criminal claims were delivered to my wife’s house in Thailand by a Thai law firm representing the directors of PGS Exploration UK Limited, 4 The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, England, KT13 0NY (PGSUK).  PGSUK directors are executives of Norwegian parent company, Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (PGS): Rune Olav Pedersen, PGS CEO and President; Gottfred Langseth, PGS CFO and EVP; and Christin Steen-Nilsen, PGS Chief Accountant.  I had just embarked alone on a journey to visit the USA the day before.  I received copies of the claims by e-mail, but they were in the Thai language.  This delivery terrified my wife and my in-laws, and news of it terrified my elderly mother and my family members in the United States.  My mother-in-law went to the hospital and I was on the other side of the world managing this reality.  I have questioned the propriety and legality of these delivered claims.  What I know for certain is that the delivery of these claims did not meet the ethical values test.  Therefore, a company that claims that their decision-making processes are guided by shared Values and a Code of Conduct, and align themselves with the UN Global Compact Principles, cannot be really acting compliant if their decisions and actions do not comport to their published values, but rather deceive, cause terror, hardship, and illness instead.    

Sophie’s Choice (1982)

The second claim was put forward by Carl Richards, who resigned as PGSUK secretary on 25 May 2018, and apparently also stopped working as Head of Legal for the PGS UK.  (Richards resignation as PGSUK secretary is part of the public record and can be obtained at UK Companies House website.)  On 5 April 2018, I had received an e-mail from a personal (non-PGS company) account purporting to belong to Richards.  Within this e-mail, Richards threatened legal action against me in Thailand for my online blog publications and image cartoons I had published. How can a Thai law firm possibly know what is defamatory regarding Richards, better than Richards himself? Richards requested that I remove content which referred to him personally.  Richards made it clear that he was not acting in his official capacity as PGSUK secretary.  At the time, I actually tried to engage Richards and stated my position as a whistleblower and also requested proof of identity before I engaged in any more substantive discussion.  I never received a response to this e-mail.  On 17 May 2018, I received an e-mail from a person purporting to be a Thai lawyer stating that they represented Carl Richards.  Again, I did not ignore the e-mail.  I stated my position that I claimed to be a whistleblower. I did remove some content, but again also requested proof of identity and credentials before I continued the conversation further.  When there was no response, I reasoned that these threatening e-mails were without legal merit and I began to republish some content.  The issue that bothered me most was that Richards was acting on behalf of himself and not as PGSUK secretary.  Richards had never confirmed his identity and so I decided to e-mail him at his PGS address, which I had remembered from the years we worked together in England.  I received an auto-response from his e-mail which stated that he had resigned.  (Usually, e-mails to PGS / PGSUK agents receive no response.) An auto-response e-mail provided contact information for the PGS EAME legal counsel, John Francas, who has become directly involved in these PGS Thai-UK-Norway legal issues centered around human rights and whistleblowing as a USA citizen working in England.

Carl Richards, Arbitrary and Capricious Company Secretary, PGS Exploration (UK) Limited. (24 February 2018) inspired the first communication regarding my online public interest disclosures. PGS Exploration UK Limited, 4 The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, England KT13 0NY, sponsored my Tier 2 visa. I am a USA citizen. I believe that I was defrauded and illegally terminated from employment for being a foreign-worker whistleblower. PGSUK directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (former-Norwegian); Rune Olav Pedersen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen were directly involved. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.
There is no legal way that a Thai law firm could put forth a defamation claim regarding PGS Exploration UK Limited, 4 The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, England KT13 0NY former secretary Carl Richards. PGSUK directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (former-Norwegian); Rune Olav Pedersen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen have been requested to authenticate documents and processes used to support my termination by settlement contract. They have refused. Therefore, the only information that the Thai lawyer / law firm has is hearsay from alleged / accused criminals. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.
How Corrupt Bullies and Lawyers Ruined a Marine Geophysical Company (20 May 2018) was resent to PGS UK lawyer, John Francas. There is no legal way that John Francas can make a definitive statement regarding PGS Exploration UK Limited, 4 The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, England KT13 0NY personal data processing or the integrity of my personal data without establishing the that legal and compliant processes and documents were used to affect my termination because these have never been authenticated. Former PGSUK secretary Carl Richards and directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (former-Norwegian); Rune Olav Pedersen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen have been requested to authenticate documents and processes used to support my termination by settlement contract. They have refused. John Francas is part of the conspiracy now. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.

As alluded to, I am a USA citizen and was sponsored to work in England on a Tier 2 visa by PGSUK.  PGSUK also sponsored my Thai national wife and dependent children.  It is my belief that I was illegally terminated from employment with PGSUK through the use of a fraudulent settlement contract agreement supported by forged documentation for being a whistleblower.  PGS / PGSUK actions have exploited my status as a foreign worker to escape accountability for their alleged criminal acts.  This includes their devious way in which the criminal claims were delivered.  Was it legal for PGS to share my personal (passport) data with the Thai legal firm so that they could stalk me and know my address and when I was departing Thailand?  I see myself as both a victim of crimes perpetrated by company agents, notably the directors and former secretary who put forth the claims in Thailand, as well as a whistleblower.  I have proclaimed this throughout many of my publications.  This was also pointed out to Richards and his Thai legal counsel.  Richards was PGSUK secretary when the e-mails from him, and later his Thai counsel, were received, even if Richards only wanted to act in his own best interest with his claim apart from PGS.  The Confidentiality terms and conditions contained within the PGS UK Personnel Handbook, as well as the terms and conditions of the employment termination settlement contract, apply under the laws of England, where the contracts of employment and termination were both signed.  The terms and conditions expressly protect whistleblowing, citing the UK Public Interests Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA).  Beyond this, Pedersen was PGS General Counsel and a member of the Compliance Hotline Team, prior to his ascending to become PGS CEO and PresidentPedersen should have a very thorough legal understanding of PIDA, as well as Norway’s Workers Environment Act (WEA), whistleblower protection laws.  However, any such knowledge is not related to me through his actions or responses to queries. Were the claims brought forth in Thailand a breach in the Confidentiality terms and conditions under both the employment contract and subsequently signed employment termination settlement contract, both governed by English Law?

Despots prefer the friendship of the dog, who, unjustly mistreated and debased, still loves and serves the man who wronged him.

Charles Fourier

It is a criminal offence in England and Wales for someone to harass you or put you in fear of violence. The law states that harassment is when a person behaves in a way which is intended to cause you distress or alarm.  To be guilty of the offence of stalking the offender must, on at least two occasions, indulge in conduct that causes the victim harassment, alarm or distress.

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The complaints delivered in Thailand were a composite of several blog posts articles and image files, some published over a year before the delivery. The content was translated from English to Thai language.  Any one of the published articles would have been breach of the Confidentiality terms and conditions within the two contracts signed by me and governed by the laws of England, if not for PIDA.  In 2017, I began a Twitter™ whistleblowing campaign and created and tweeted several image files.  Richards had mentioned that his LinkedIn photo was copy-righted.  So, I did see this as a concern.  The tweets, which often had images including portrait pictures, would either link images or the message to my personal website blogs or a Pinterest™ gallery.  The Pinterest™ gallery would also have other images and links to the different blog post articles.  My first blog post article that named names was,  An American, the UK Data Protection Act, Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) and the Tyranny of “Accurate Data” [3 July 2015].  Inspired by my October 2014 submission of a subject access request (SAR) to PGSUK citing the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). Through my SAR, I received the contents of my personnel file.  My personnel file contained fake data.  I complained about the contents vigorously.  Settlement contracts are very binding.  Even if three sets of crooked lawyers agree to illegally process fake data as real data, it seems to take an act from God to unbind any such agreement.  On 22 December 2014, PGSUK sent me a letter and essentially stated that I was in breach of the settlement contract for not accepting fake and defamatory data as my true and accurate personal data, as DPA required.  Several blog post articles later, PGSUK still never took action on any perceived breaches in the termination settlement contract.  In 2014, Richards was PGSUK secretary and Pedersen was PGS General Counsel. They were both in the position to do so. But, in September 2018, the directors and former secretary filed two criminal defamation claims in Thailand?  How can it be legal and compliant to simply bypass company policy and previous legally binding agreements under English law and instead rely on the unsynchronized laws of another country to take away the right under law and contract of protected public disclosure? Further, if Richards, PGSUK directors and PGS Compliance refused to authenticate that compliant processes and documents were used to affect my termination settlement agreement, then what legal basis or documentation supports legal criminal defamation claims in Thailand? The alleged criminal abusers are using every avenue, legal or otherwise, to silence their accuser. 

I signed what I now believe was a fraudulent settlement contract supported by forged documents on 5 December 2013. In October 2014, I discovered that my former employer, PGS Exploration UK Limited, 4 The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, England, KT13 0NY was uttering forged documents in my personnel file. The conspiracy of uttering forged documents is a serious crime. The letter written 22 December 2014 threatens litigation if I do not accept the defamatory forged documents as my true and accurate personal data. I began my whistleblowing blog campaign 3 July 2015. PGS never took ANY legal action. I believe that the reason no action has been taken under the settlement contract governed by English law is because such action would reveal illegal processes and documents were used to terminate a foreign worker whistleblower. David Nicholson, PGS UK Human Resources (HR) manager created and/or signed most every one of the forged documents and was directly involved in the alleged non-compliant and illegal acts and processes. Many PGS agents and third-parties participated in the conspiracy.

Processing a subject access request should be pretty straight-forward and not so controversial.  But, when the Company is uttering forged instruments that were used to process a termination settlement contract on false pretenses, it is problematic for all those directly involved in such a criminal conspiracy because it’s a serious crime.  The settlement contract was proffered to me following the submission of a formal grievance complaining of being a target of bullying, harassment, and discrimination based on my nationality and Tier 2 visa status.  I believed that the company performance management system was being ignored, along with UK labor laws.  The company was trying to place me on a performance improvement plan (PIP) so that they could terminate me for cause.  Looking back, accusations of breaking UK labor laws and health and safety concerns made within the contents of my grievance qualified as whistleblowing.  In England, termination settlement contracts require the employee to engage a solicitor.  Of course, as a foreign worker not completely familiar with English employment law, I knew that I needed such counsel.  But, how did fake data that contradicted the data provided to my counsel get processed?  The fake data supported a defamatory performance-based termination.  How can a company simultaneously apply to renew the Tier 2 visa and place the same employee on a PIP?  I do not think that is legal because foreign workers displace non-immigrant workers who themselves could also be trained to perform in the position.  There must have been a conspiracy to process the fake data.  My solicitor recommended an “enhanced” settlement contract agreement in lieu of proceeding through the Company procedures or legal processes.  Of course, as a harassed foreign worker, I was receptive to leaving.  However, I never agreed to the defamatory narrative.  None of the documents relevant to the termination settlement contract bare my countersignature and contradict e-mail records.

It took me too long to realize that what made the termination settlement contract so binding was that all lawyers involved had to cooperate and agree on processing the fake data – or utter forged documents, which is a crime.  I was gaslighted and defrauded by my own hired solicitor.  (1) These claims have been published for some time now, as well. (2)  Philip Landau remains silent, as do all the conspirators. (3)  In 2016, following several accusatory blog publications and comments made in the PGS LinkedIn™ space, I also submitted another SAR and report to the PGS Compliance Hotline contacts.  However, if there had been any non-compliant or illegal acts committed first in 2013, two of the PGS Compliance Hotline contacts, Terje Bjølseth, PGS SVP Global Human Resources, and Pedersen, would be directly implicated.  The cover-up continued and I again wrote about it in a blog post article, The Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) Ambush Meeting and the Definition of Fraud (24 May 2016)This was actually the second blog post article where I presented evidence and made my case that PGS was processing fake data to support the termination settlement agreement.  The first blog post article was, Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) CEO Jon Erik Reinhardsen Should Resign II : A Bully Targets Reprise (20 September 2015)The titles of my publications alone could be a breach in the PGSUK Confidentiality terms, if not for PIDA.  In 2016, I wanted to know if the articles had been read and if responsible individuals had viewed the contents of my personnel file and investigated.  Apparently, nothing like this happened. PGS did not alter or question their personal data processing or provide any additional information to me beyond what was provided with the 2014 SAR, of which the provided contents of my personnel file was almost entirely disputed.  

Loyalty is such a force for destruction because it readily clashes with genuine virtues such as honesty and fairness—all while seeing itself as superior to those virtues.

Rob AsGHar, Loyalty Isn’t A Virtue, It’s The Enemy Of Workplace Ethics

Corruption in oil production – one of the world’s richest industries and one that touches us all through our reliance on petrol – fuels inequality, robs people of their basic needs and causes social unrest in some of the world’s poorest countries.

UNAOIL: THE COMPANY THAT BRIBED THE WORLD

The General Data Protection Requirement (GDPR), which replaced DPA, came into full effect on 25 May 2018.  Since many of the principals involved with the grievance were no longer with PGS, I decided to submit another SAR.  Richards was now gone.  Although, in hind sight, Richards should have been, and likely was, involved in forming the responses for both the 2014 SAR and 2016 SAR.  I submitted the initial 2018 SAR request to Francas, and of course this first request was not answered.  With GDPR, PGS appointed a Data Protection Officer, Daphne Bjerke.  I communicated with her (office) to process my 2018 SAR.  PGS Compliance Hotline contacts, Pedersen and Bjølseth, who were directly involved in the alleged crimes involving both my termination settlement contract and the 2014 SAR, would no longer be direct contacts and able to cover-up – so I hoped.  This would be an integrity test for the DPO to see if DPO would do their job according to their legal responsibilities or shill for their leadership.  I want to point out that I am the data subject.  I know what happened, and I have e-mail evidence which supports my truthful narrative.  Further, I have launched on a multi-year blog campaign stating my case and PGS has never once responded or commented on the queries embedded within the blog post articles.  Eventually, I did get a response to my SAR from Francas.  In my view, PGS once again failed the integrity test and never addressed the authentication issues around the defamatory data being processed in my name within my PGSUK personnel file, which have always been the central issue.

There is no legal way that John Francas can make any definitive statements regarding PGS Exploration UK Limited, 4 The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, England KT13 0NY personal data processing or the integrity of my personal data without establishing the that legal and compliant processes and documents were used to affect my termination because these have never been authenticated. Former PGSUK secretary Carl Richards and directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (former-Norwegian); Rune Olav Pedersen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen have been requested to authenticate documents and processes used to support my termination by settlement contract. They have refused. John Francas is part of the conspiracy and cover-up now. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.
There is no legal way that John Francas can make any definitive statements regarding PGS Exploration UK Limited, 4 The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, England KT13 0NY personal data processing or the integrity of my personal data without establishing the that legal and compliant processes and documents were used to affect my termination because these have never been authenticated. Former PGSUK secretary Carl Richards and directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (former-Norwegian); Rune Olav Pedersen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen have been requested to authenticate documents and processes used to support my termination by settlement contract. They have refused. John Francas is part of the conspiracy and cover-up now. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.
There is no legal way that John Francas can make any definitive statements regarding PGS Exploration UK Limited, 4 The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, England KT13 0NY personal data processing or the integrity of my personal data without establishing the that legal and compliant processes and documents were used to affect my termination because these have never been authenticated. Former PGSUK secretary Carl Richards and directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (former-Norwegian); Rune Olav Pedersen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen have been requested to authenticate documents and processes used to support my termination by settlement contract. They have refused. John Francas is part of the conspiracy and cover-up now. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.
There is no legal way that John Francas can make any definitive statements regarding PGS Exploration UK Limited, 4 The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, England KT13 0NY personal data processing or the integrity of my personal data without establishing the that legal and compliant processes and documents were used to affect my termination because these have never been authenticated. Former PGSUK secretary Carl Richards and directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (former-Norwegian); Rune Olav Pedersen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen have been requested to authenticate documents and processes used to support my termination by settlement contract. They have refused. John Francas is part of the conspiracy and cover-up now. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.
This response is technically incorrect. There was also an additional SAR submitted to the PGS Compliance Team in 2016. At this time, I had published several blog post articles on LinkedInd™ Pulse platform, as well as posted several queries on the PGS LinkedIn Comment space. The PGS Compliance Team in 2016 would have recognized that I was whistleblowing and challenging the integrity of the documents being processed within my PGSUK personnel file which formed the basis for my termination from employment. The 2016 e-mails and LinkedInd™ comments were also provided to GDPR@pgs.com with my 2018 SAR.

I did complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), again.  However, this time I copied many people on my complaints and queries, in addition to the ICO caseworker.  I copied Francas, Pedersen, Langseth, Bjerke, as well as new PGS UK Personnel Manager, Gareth Jones, and new PGS General Counsel, Lars Mysen on my complaint e-mails to ICO.  I also copied (UK) ActionFraud (police).  These e-mails never received a response, as well.  I also published blog articles and began publishing the unanswered “open letters.”  The 16 July 2018 SAR response also establishes PGS’ position that the terms and conditions of the termination settlement contract, signed 5 December 2013, is still in effect.  This includes PIDA protections.  While in the USA, I also published several “open letters” addressing the recently received claims and inquiring about their propriety, especially with regard to PIDA.  I had ended my visit to the US early and returned to Thailand to address the criminal complaints.  I never received any response to these e-mails / open letters!  There was actually a tight time-frame to prepare which involved my having to also translate content from English to Thai language.  The overwhelming majority of content used to form the complaint pre-dated the 16 July 2018 SAR response from Francas.  This begs the question as to why PGS / PGSUK did not exercise on the “breaches” in the referenced 5 December 2013 termination settlement agreement? 

PGS / PGSUK also never provided any evidence that the contents of my personnel file data had been authenticated.  The complaints keyed in on phrases written and image files, but not the personnel file documents and e-mail records.  PGS never conducted an investigation or provided results.  So, how could the data which comprised the complaint be legal and compliant when it was the product of accused criminals under the laws of England and not legally verifiable and compliant processes? Defamation – the untruth of my base claims – was never legally determined or related to me prior to the criminal complaints being delivered in Thailand. Both the Thai law firm and Francas can only base their legal decisions on the integrity of the source data. Francas provided his SAR report without actually examining the personnel file data and establishing that legal processes and documentation were used to affect my termination settlement contract. I know this – because, I know. No blog campaign could endure so long if everything I wrote was untrue. The reason that the Thai claims were voluminous is because they were created by cutting and pasting from multiple articles and content over a span of several months and years. I have been asking for answers for a long time. Any one of the articles could have been a breach in the Confidentiality terms and conditions. Therefore, I cannot see how the criminal complaints put forth in Thailand by the directors and former secretary of PGSUK were legal, and further believe that they were a form of extortion/blackmail to silence an accuser and victim of crimes.

Unanswered Open Letters: 

Criminal claims were delivered 10 September 2018 with scheduled initial court proceedings 29 October 2018.

Blind belief in a authority is the greatest enemy of truth.

Albert Einstein

Inside each of us, there is the seed of both good and evil. It’s a constant struggle as to which one will win. And one cannot exist without the other.

eric burdon

When I returned to Thailand from my shortened USA visit, I had to shop for criminal lawyers in a foreign country because the directors and former secretary of PGSUK did not want to answer simple questions in English by e-mail, but felt that translating pages of content from English to Thai language was a more effective and less expensive way to resolve their issue? Perhaps they thought a criminal trial of a former employee would improve the company reputation and show their values? There was not too much time to fully state my position in the Thai language. I prepared my defense to the claims regarding my published content. However, I am a person who considers process above content. I questioned the propriety of the claims and basis in process. Were the claims the product of legal and compliant processes? I translated previous threats of legal action, such as the 22 December 2014 letter, as well as the 16 July 2018 letter. Both of these letters representing the same company cited the terms and conditions of the 5 December 2013 termination settlement contract, which included PIDA provisions. I also had translated the Confidentiality clauses in the PGS UK Personnel Handbook and my termination settlement contract. And I translated information about PIDA and WEA. I also was preparing a defense of the substantive content of my publications and what they were based on. In Thailand, lawyer(s) for the claimants and defendant meet at a pretrial hearing to see if things can be worked-out without a trial. PGS proffered a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) settlement to drop criminal charges. This would save me attorney fees and provide a more certain outcome. I was advised by my lawyer and family to accept the terms of the NDA.

I agreed to sign the NDA. But, I believed then that it was overly limiting and had a very broad jurisdiction of enforcement in both Thailand and Houston, Texas! I thought it implausible that terms and conditions of a contract signed in Thailand could be easily enforced in the USA. But, I am no lawyer. I was told to remove all content that mentioned PGS or any of its agents. My Thai IP registered website had to be taken offline and any other social media accounts from Pinterest™ to Tumblr™ had to be cleansed. There was a period of time, I think it was 10-days, to firm the agreement. I was simply not happy with the limiting of my published content. My blogs were my voice for justice. I have always felt that I was the one who was violated and wronged. I believed that I was the victim of crimes perpetrated by PGS / PGSUK. I submitted my first report to UK ActionFraud (police) 24 August 2015. (PGS was made aware of this.) For some time, the ActionFraud report was also published online. During this acceptance and repentance period, I tested the NDA by blowing the whistle to a non-PGS entity. Some how, PGS was informed about it. PGS stated that this was a breach in the NDA and threatened to proceed with another criminal trial scheduled for 29 January 2019. At this point, I was becoming frustrated with my hired counsel. For some reason, my lawyers seem to forget or not advance the merits of my position and counsel to capitulate to PGS wishes.

Of course, this traumatized me and my family once again. In December 2018, I became a Thai Buddhist Monk for ten (10) days to gain merit and soothe the Thai side of my family especially. Becoming a monk in Thailand is a big deal, and while the circumstances that brought me to that place were not the best, the experience will be with me for a lifetime. However, while I was at the waht (temple), the Thai registered site was taken down completely. This was before any trial or examination of the content. PGS again decided not to proceed to criminal trial and I wrote two apology notes for my offensive content. However, time passed and I became more and more uncomfortable with the constraints on my published content. I read more about PIDA and discovered that the restrictions on published content was not enforceable. Similarly, WEA states that such agreements are illegal. This emboldened me to test the restrictions in the Thai NDA. That’s where we are now. I do not believe that directors of a UK company can enforce terms and conditions which restrict content. Defamation and unpleasant truths are very different things. I also read that what happened to me in Thailand seems to correlate with extortion. The criminal complaints in Thailand were totally unnecessary and mostly served to terrorize and silence accusations of director and former secretary wrong-doing, just as I had stated a year ago. John Francas has never scheduled a discussion, or answered any of my questions.

Post Thai NDA E-mails/Communications

Communications with PGS engaged Thai Law firm and John Francas, PGS UK Head of Legal

I am whistleblowing again. I do not believe the claim put forth in Thailand was legal or compliant. There is no legal way that a Thai law firm could put forth a defamation claim regarding PGS Exploration UK Limited, 4 The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, England KT13 0NY. Former secretary Carl Richards and directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (former-Norwegian); Rune Olav Pedersen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen have been requested to authenticate documents and processes used to support my termination by settlement contract. They have refused. Therefore, the only information that the Thai lawyer / law firm has is hearsay from alleged / accused criminals. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.
I am whistleblowing again. I do not believe the claim put forth in Thailand was legal or compliant. There is no legal way that a Thai law firm could put forth a defamation claim regarding PGS Exploration UK Limited, 4 The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, England KT13 0NY. Former secretary Carl Richards and directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (former-Norwegian); Rune Olav Pedersen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen have been requested to authenticate documents and processes used to support my termination by settlement contract. They have refused. Therefore, the only information that the Thai lawyer / law firm has is hearsay from alleged / accused criminals. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.
I am whistleblowing again. I do not believe the claim put forth in Thailand was legal or compliant. There is no legal way that a Thai law firm could put forth a defamation claim regarding PGS Exploration UK Limited, 4 The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, England KT13 0NY. Former secretary Carl Richards and directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (former-Norwegian); Rune Olav Pedersen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen have been requested to authenticate documents and processes used to support my termination by settlement contract. They have refused. Therefore, the only information that the Thai lawyer / law firm has is hearsay from alleged / accused criminals. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.
I am whistleblowing again. I do not believe the claim put forth in Thailand was legal or compliant. There is no legal way that a Thai law firm could put forth a defamation claim regarding PGS Exploration UK Limited, 4 The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, England KT13 0NY. Former secretary Carl Richards and directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (former-Norwegian); Rune Olav Pedersen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen have been requested to authenticate documents and processes used to support my termination by settlement contract. They have refused. Therefore, the only information that the Thai lawyer / law firm has is hearsay from alleged / accused criminals. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.
I am whistleblowing again. I do not believe the claim put forth in Thailand was legal or compliant. There is no legal way that a Thai law firm could put forth a defamation claim regarding PGS Exploration UK Limited, 4 The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, England KT13 0NY. Former secretary Carl Richards and directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (former-Norwegian); Rune Olav Pedersen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen have been requested to authenticate documents and processes used to support my termination by settlement contract. They have refused. Therefore, the only information that the Thai lawyer / law firm has is hearsay from alleged / accused criminals. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.
I am whistleblowing again. I do not believe the claim put forth in Thailand was legal or compliant. There is no legal way that a Thai law firm could put forth a defamation claim regarding PGS Exploration UK Limited, 4 The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, England KT13 0NY. Former secretary Carl Richards and directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (former-Norwegian); Rune Olav Pedersen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen have been requested to authenticate documents and processes used to support my termination by settlement contract. They have refused. Therefore, the only information that the Thai lawyer / law firm has is hearsay from alleged / accused criminals. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.
I am whistleblowing again. I do not believe the claim put forth in Thailand was legal or compliant. There is no legal way that a Thai law firm could put forth a defamation claim regarding PGS Exploration UK Limited, 4 The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, England KT13 0NY. Former secretary Carl Richards and directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (former-Norwegian); Rune Olav Pedersen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen have been requested to authenticate documents and processes used to support my termination by settlement contract. They have refused. Therefore, the only information that the Thai lawyer / law firm has is hearsay from alleged / accused criminals. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.
When Human Resources is Corrupt (10-August-2015)
I am whistleblowing again. I do not believe the claim put forth in Thailand was legal or compliant. There is no legal way that a Thai law firm could put forth a defamation claim regarding PGS Exploration UK Limited, 4 The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, England KT13 0NY. Former secretary Carl Richards and directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (former-Norwegian); Rune Olav Pedersen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen have been requested to authenticate documents and processes used to support my termination by settlement contract. They have refused. Therefore, the only information that the Thai lawyer / law firm has is hearsay from alleged / accused criminals. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.
I am whistleblowing again. I do not believe the claim put forth in Thailand was legal or compliant. There is no legal way that a Thai law firm could put forth a defamation claim regarding PGS Exploration UK Limited, 4 The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, England KT13 0NY. Former secretary Carl Richards and directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (former-Norwegian); Rune Olav Pedersen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen have been requested to authenticate documents and processes used to support my termination by settlement contract. They have refused. Therefore, the only information that the Thai lawyer / law firm has is hearsay from alleged / accused criminals. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.
I am whistleblowing again. I do not believe the claim put forth in Thailand was legal or compliant. There is no legal way that a Thai law firm could put forth a defamation claim regarding PGS Exploration UK Limited, 4 The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, England KT13 0NY. Former secretary Carl Richards and directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (former-Norwegian); Rune Olav Pedersen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen have been requested to authenticate documents and processes used to support my termination by settlement contract. They have refused. Therefore, the only information that the Thai lawyer / law firm has is hearsay from alleged / accused criminals. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.
I am whistleblowing again. I do not believe the claim put forth in Thailand was legal or compliant. There is no legal way that a Thai law firm could put forth a defamation claim regarding PGS Exploration UK Limited, 4 The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, England KT13 0NY former secretary Carl Richards. PGSUK directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (former-Norwegian); Rune Olav Pedersen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen have been requested to authenticate documents and processes used to support my termination by settlement contract. They have refused. Therefore, the only information that the Thai lawyer / law firm has is hearsay from alleged / accused criminals. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.
Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) Mob Values (16 June 2016)
I am whistleblowing again. I do not believe the claim put forth in Thailand was legal or compliant. There is no legal way that a Thai law firm could put forth a defamation claim regarding PGS Exploration UK Limited, 4 The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, England KT13 0NY former secretary Carl Richards. PGSUK directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (former-Norwegian); Rune Olav Pedersen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen have been requested to authenticate documents and processes used to support my termination by settlement contract. They have refused. Therefore, the only information that the Thai lawyer / law firm has is hearsay from alleged / accused criminals. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.
I am whistleblowing again. I do not believe the claim put forth in Thailand was legal or compliant. There is no legal way that a Thai law firm could put forth a defamation claim regarding PGS Exploration UK Limited, 4 The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, England KT13 0NY former secretary Carl Richards. PGSUK directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (former-Norwegian); Rune Olav Pedersen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen have been requested to authenticate documents and processes used to support my termination by settlement contract. They have refused. Therefore, the only information that the Thai lawyer / law firm has is hearsay from alleged / accused criminals. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.
I am whistleblowing again. I do not believe the claim put forth in Thailand was legal or compliant. There is no legal way that a Thai law firm could put forth a defamation claim regarding PGS Exploration UK Limited, 4 The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, England KT13 0NY former secretary Carl Richards. PGSUK directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (former-Norwegian); Rune Olav Pedersen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen have been requested to authenticate documents and processes used to support my termination by settlement contract. They have refused. Therefore, the only information that the Thai lawyer / law firm has is hearsay from alleged / accused criminals. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.
I do not believe the claim put forth in Thailand was legal or compliant. There is no legal way that a Thai law firm could put forth a defamation claim regarding PGS Exploration UK Limited, 4 The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, England KT13 0NY former secretary Carl Richards. PGSUK directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (former-Norwegian); Rune Olav Pedersen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen have been requested to authenticate documents and processes used to support my termination by settlement contract. They have refused. Therefore, the only information that the Thai lawyer / law firm has is hearsay from alleged / accused criminals. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.
I do not believe the claim put forth in Thailand was legal or compliant. There is no legal way that a Thai law firm could put forth a defamation claim regarding PGS Exploration UK Limited, 4 The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, England KT13 0NY former secretary Carl Richards. PGSUK directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (former-Norwegian); Rune Olav Pedersen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen have been requested to authenticate documents and processes used to support my termination by settlement contract. They have refused. Therefore, the only information that the Thai lawyer / law firm has is hearsay from alleged / accused criminals. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.
I do not believe the claim put forth in Thailand was legal or compliant. There is no legal way that a Thai law firm could put forth a defamation claim regarding PGS Exploration UK Limited, 4 The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, England KT13 0NY former secretary Carl Richards. PGSUK directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (former-Norwegian); Rune Olav Pedersen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen have been requested to authenticate documents and processes used to support my termination by settlement contract. They have refused. Therefore, the only information that the Thai lawyer / law firm has is hearsay from alleged / accused criminals. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.
I do not believe the claim put forth in Thailand was legal or compliant. There is no legal way that a Thai law firm could put forth a defamation claim regarding PGS Exploration UK Limited, 4 The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, England KT13 0NY former secretary Carl Richards. PGSUK directors Jon Erik Reinhardsen (former-Norwegian); Rune Olav Pedersen (Norwegian); Gottfred Langseth (Norwegian); and Christin Steen-Nilsen have been requested to authenticate documents and processes used to support my termination by settlement contract. They have refused. Therefore, the only information that the Thai lawyer / law firm has is hearsay from alleged / accused criminals. I have reported to UK ActionFraud (police), but with no ACTION or INVESTIGATION all that is left is FRAUD. Demand police investigation for the health and safety of the industry.

Was the nopgs.com website taken down legally?

A report, once again, has been submitted to PGS Compliance. I await their response.

A good company is reflected in its financials, and for PGS, the financials don’t look good. This is a fast-fail analysis, which means I won’t be spending too much time on the company, given that there is a universe of better – https://simplywall.st, Petroleum Geo-Services ASA’s (OB:PGS) Sustainability In Question?

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Landau Law Didn’t Like My Trustpilot Review?

It is why we are so ambivalent about whistleblowers. Are not they really just whiners and malcontents? For if they are not, then the whistleblower reveals by contrast the cowardice of us all.

Charles Frederick Alford, What Makes Whistleblowers So Threatening?

Landau Law complained that this review violated Trustpilot Policy. Luckily, Trustpilot did not agree. The TRUTH should never violate any legitimate policy. (Thank you Trustpilot for providing qualified assessments to your users.)

DEMAND POLICE INVESTIGATION – SUPPORT WHISTLEBLOWING and the VICTIM OF CRIME. DO NOT SUPPORT CORRUPTION!

Principal, Philip Landau, Employment Law Solicitor was paid by me to represent my interests between October – December 2013 when he was a Principal with Landau, Zeffert, and Weir Law.

I do not believe that Philip Landau represented me well at all. I have only asked one question of Philip Landau and my former UK employer. Can you please show me that legal processes and documentation were used to process the termination of a USA citizen, Tier 2 Sponsored employee? Philip Landau refuses to respond to this “simple” query! Unfortunately, so does ActionFraud (UK Police) and my former UK employer. It’s as though Landau and my former employer are guarding the same secret.

Landau, Zeffert & Weir (LZW) Represented Me?

Philip Landau, London Employment Law Solicitor, Represented a Tier 2 Visa Holder?

Philip Landau – London Employment Solicitor pre-Settlement E-mails

My Philip Landau and Watson, Farley & Williams (WFW) London Solicitors Testimonial (Updated 9-Apr-2017)

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Equinor – Investigate your Chairman of the Board Nominee

Equinor’s nomination committee should be ashamed of themselves for re-nominating Jon Erik Reinhardsen as Chairman of the Board of Directors without fully investigating allegations of his crimes and human rights abuses of an American citizen.  Me and my family are victims of his abuses in power and breaches of many provisions of the Code of Practice.
Equinors valgkomité bør skamme seg over at de skal nominere Jon Erik Reinhardsen til styrets styre uten å undersøke påstand om hans forbrytelser og menneskerettighetsbrudd av en amerikansk statsborger.  Meg og min familie er ofre for hans misbruk i kraft og brudd på mange bestemmelser i anbefalingen.
Comprehensive data protection laws are essential for protecting human rights – most obviously, the right to privacy, but also many related freedoms that depend on our ability to make choices about how and with whom we share information about ourselves. My base claims are that my former employer uttered forged defamatory documents to process a settlement contract agreement used to terminate my employment under false pretenses. They are processing fake data as my personal data. I have requested a police investigation.
Confidentiality: Employees’ right to whistle blow according to Norway’s Working Environment Act 2005, may only be limited by law. Confidentiality agreements, instructions, regulations etc. that limit an employee’s right to whistle blow are therefore illegal.
Norwegian Geo-Services Company UK affiliate directors – former colleagues of Jon Erik Reinhardsen – put-forth criminal defamation claims against a self-proclaimed foreign-worker (USA citizen) whistleblower living in Thailand. Most of the written-about alleged crimes and corruption happened when Reinhardsen was a director of the UK affiliate. I believe this legal action is/was a violation of both the Norway Worker Environment Act (WEA) and UK Public Interest Disclosure Act (PIDA) and tantamount to extortion. I also believe that it was an abuse of the Thai criminal justice system. The UK affiliate dropped criminal charges following the signing of a settlement contract with no whistleblower protections. But, they still threaten me if I continue to blow the whistle. Norway, please investigate Jon Erik Reinhardsen’s cabal.
Corrupt Compliance – Corporate Governance – Does not respond to whistleblowing.
Open Letter to Petroleum Geo-Services ASA Board of Directors   
(18-Jun-2017)
No Response Ever Received
Whistleblower Procedures are Ignored and the whistleblower – victim of abuse – and his family dismissed. There is NO GOVERNANCE nor JUSTICE when procedures and laws are ignored – ONLY CORRUPTION IS LEFT!

Norwegian Geo-Services Company Corrupt Governance / Compliance do not Respond to Whistleblowing

2016 Exchange with Norwegian geo-services on  LinkedIn comment space.  These comments, along with e-mails to the Compliance Hotline contacts, are ever answered. any substantive questions and would delete them.  I eventually was restricted from LinkedIn for asking my former employer to resolve the truth about the crimes they are accused of.

Norwegian Geo-Services Company Corrupt Governance / Compliance do not Respond to Whistleblowing

How a Dysfunctional, Corrupt and Non-Responsive Compliance Program Harms the Reputation of the Company, Industry, and its Professionals by Covering-up a Conspiracy to Utter Forged Documents used to Terminate a Whistleblower under False Pretenses.

When I felt that my own professional and personal reputation had been defamed, I submitted a thorough formal grievance challenging the management of my employer directly to substantiate their orally and written aspersions.  I am now a former employee. I am a USA citizen who was sponsored to live and work in England on a Tier 2 visa, along with my wife and dependent children.  The Company that I worked for was an affiliate of a Norwegian Geo-Services company (NGS and NGSUK). When I tried to find redress through practicing my legal right under employment and contract law to initiate the grievance procedures (outlined within the UK Company Policy Handbook), this right was impeded through management’s conscious efforts to bypass the processes and  laws governing my employment as a foreign worker.  My rights were manipulated and denied and the health and safety of my family placed in danger through these same consciously violent acts. I was a foreign worker with no ties to the local community to find support. The Company and its Core Values is where I had placed my trust. But, this trust was betrayed categorically. The workplace was toxic and dehumanizing. When I finally did submit my workplace grievance, it pointed to multiple social and contractual breaches by the Company. But, I would not leave without defending my rights, dignity and reputation as a professional.  I tried to follow the rules.  My former employer presented me with an unprofessional, defamatory letter that contradicted most every rule of professionalism and civility. It was cowardly and an abuse of position. I responded to these aspersions upon my character and professionalism in the form of a grievance. Within my written grievance, I affirm:

A main motivation for my response in the form of a grievance is that one should never allow a defamatory statement to go unchallenged. Silence is perceived as acceptance. If one does not respond about what has been said and written about them – especially at a professional level – then it must be true.  – Steven D. Kalavity, 20 September 2013 Grievance Document

On 15 July 2013, the Company renewed their sponsorship of a Tier 2 visa allowing a foreign worker to fill a position that a local hire cannot. On 24 July 2013, the same Company wants to investigate placing this employee on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP), following their raising concerns about the propriety of an “ambush meeting” which they were called to attend with NO NOTICE. Ambush Meeting’s are a common tactic used by workplace bullies. Following this meeting, I requested minutes of the meeting, how the meeting conformed to Company policy, and stated that I wanted to file a grievance. I was denied all of these requests. I have reason to believe that the 13 June 2013 was likely not compliant and subsequent actions/decisions by the Company were carried out to cover-up and escape accountability. How else could I still be blogging about it with so many unanswered questions?

Employer personnel files contain the documentation that is needed to provide an accurate view of an employee’s employment history.  The documentation supports the employer’s decisions and must be of a legal standard to protect the employer in a potential lawsuit.  Most employee personnel files will never be tested in this way.  But, this is the standard and basis for maintaining such records.  The personnel file contents demonstrate the employer’s rationale behind hiring, promotions, transfer, rewards and recognition, and termination decisions.  Outcomes are the derivative of processes and are only valid to the extent that the processes followed legal and compliant practices as prescribed in policy which is guided by employment law.  My grievance was grounded in the belief – no, my firm knowledge – that my personnel file data was intentionally defamatory and the byproduct non-compliant processes. However, rather than resolve the issue professionally in accordance to Company policy and procedures, my former employer decided to amplify the non-compliance and process – utter – knowingly defamatory forged documents which would be used to justify terminating the target of health-harming abusive behaviors on false pretenses. This would allow those with entrusted power to act irresponsibly and contrary to their duties to uphold policy and the law and most important, escape any accountability.

Ten months after I left England, I submitted a subject access request to NGSUK citing the UK Data Protection Act 1998.  I discovered that defamatory and inaccurate personnel records populated my personnel file contents.  This was done intentionally by NGSUK to create a false history of my employment which would obviously would harm me for future opportunities.  This was the basis for my filing a grievance in the first place and why defamation was specifically an issue that was brought up.  Another key issue brought up within my grievance document was that NGS Core Values were being ignored.  NGS Core Values and NGS Code of Conduct are specifically mentioned within the terms and of my original employment contract.  I knew that management had breached these terms and conditions through their deliberate and destructive decisions focused on me.  I was a target of workplace gang-bullying, harassment and discrimination. My reliance on Core Values was of principal importance because of the fact that I was a USA citizen working in a foreign country guided by foreign laws. The Core Values represented the common understanding of how decisions would be determined. The UK Company also sponsored me on a Tier 2 visa. How could a UK Company legally sponsor a USA citizen whom they believed was a poor performer? The Tier 2 visa is designed for filling positions that cannot be easily filled by local talent.

The best way for an individual or company to maintain a stellar reputation, first and foremost, is to be proactive and ensure that one’s decisions are guided by ethical values.   Enterprises must be principled and resolute about following such guidance.  The UK Companies Act 2006 clearly establishes that directors and secretary (“directors”) have the fiduciary duty to protect the reputation of the company that they direct.  Employee’s, present and former, are bound by contractual Confidentiality terms and conditions, such that they will not engage in activities and public disclosures that will negatively impact the business.  This, of course, includes the Company’s reputation.  The exception to any such public disclosures are protected disclosures, or whistleblowing.  Such protected public disclosure is provided through the UK Public Interest Disclosure Act (PIDA) and is specifically referenced within the NGSUK Policy Handbook.

Most people when accused of a crime that they are innocent of will vehemently proclaim their innocence and take action in the moment and not wait over three years to be outraged and file criminal defamation charges in a foreign country.  We must concede that the reaction of NGS / NGSUK directors and former secretary is not normal. 

At what point are such publications the fault of those charged with guarding the company reputation?  Where was the proverbial “line in the sand” in terms of what disparaging commentary would be tolerated?  The first and only official condemnation of my postings came in the form of a criminal complaint made by the NGSUK directors more than three years after my first blog post article naming names.  Prior to being President and CEO, one of the directors of NGSUK was NGS General Counsel and Legal Compliance.  I believe that he oversaw the creation and uttering of the forged documents which became “my accurate personal data.” This General Counsel ascended to be an Executive Vice President and then CEO, in spite of being highlighted as one of the perpetrators within in many published blog post articles.  As a member of the Legal Compliance Team, several e-mails were directed to him and his team.  All e-mails directed the Compliance Hotline were not answered at all.  I did have some exchange with other compliance team members.  Between April to September 2016, I complained to the Compliance Team on several occasions.  I provided published blog article content and links for their consideration.  The final blog article sent specifically to the attention of the Compliance Team and was titled The Crimes of <COMPANY CEO>. 

Many of the same claims that were directed to prior CEO within my 2016 blog publications are repeated within future blog post articles, but the new CEO was the focused.  My intention was to make sure that the same base complaints pronouncing the truth continued to be broadcast and considered relevant.  I continued publishing content and expanding the recipients of my complaints because the many issues important to me were never acknowledged or resolved by parent company agents or, most notably, the directors of the UK affiliate.   

I have always requested a thorough third party (police) investigation. That’s all.

If the UK affiliate directors were truly confident of their innocence, they would have invited such an investigation to exonerate themselves.  This is what they should have done. An updated report was submitted to UK ActionFraud (police) accusing the directors of criminal behavior. This report was also published online my former website for some time.  No one from the UK affiliate ever addressed or sought to clarify the accusations made or asked for the reports removal.  Current publications implicate the same people as the articles published and forwarded to the Compliance Hotline in 2016.  The CEO reneged on his duty to defend the reputation of the Company in 2016, as the e-mails below clearly show.  So, who bares responsibility for damage to that reputation in 2018? The Companies Act 2006 states that it was always the responsibility of its directors.

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Philip Landau, London Employment Law Solicitor, Represented a Tier 2 Visa Holder?

o1 November 2013 to 4 December 2013

First Contact with Philip Landau with Landau, Zeffertt, and Weir Employment Solicitors (LZW) was on 11 October 2013 through an article he had penned comment space. Philip Landau was formally engaged 22 October 2013.

Philip Landau Counseled me from 11 October 2013 through the eventual signing of a settlement agreement 5 December 2013. Almost two-months to negotiate a settlement?

Why am I able to blog about a settlement contract negotiated and signed by myself and Philip Landau on 5 December 2013? My first blog post article that challenged the UK policy handbook and the signed settlement Confidentiality provisions was published 3 July 2015 on LinkedIn Pulse. I have long contended that this settlement contract is a fraudulent instrument. In September 2018, my former employer initiated criminal defamation proceedings against me in Thailand (where I reside with my Thai wife) to stop the publication of blog articles on a dedicated website which I had viewed as protected public disclosure, or whistleblowing. This site with an IP address in Thailand was taken offline. I had written blog articles about my former counsel, Philip Landau, as well. However, the Confidentiality terms within the 5 December 2013 settlement contract agreement were never invoked in the over three (3) years of pursuing answers and justice from outside England, where the laws of England governed my contract of employment as well as the 5 December 2013 settlement contract.

The criminal defamation claims were dropped by my signing a new settlement agreement in Thailand proffered by the same Company who signed the 5 December 2013 settlement contract. The main difference is that the new settlement contract signed in Thailand does not include protection for whistleblowing (Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 [PIDA]). Which settlement contract takes precedence? To me, this confirms the illegitimacy of the 5 December 2013 settlement contract negotiated and signed on my behalf by Philip Landau. It also makes me question the legitimacy of the new settlement contract signed in Thailand. My former employer, an English Company, has a Thai law firm / lawyer on retainer to monitor my publications.

In October 2014, about a year after I had initially contacted Philip Landau, I submitted a subject access request (SAR) to my former employer citing the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). As part of my request, I received my Company personnel file. What I discovered were forged documents supporting a performance based termination. Because all lawyers involved were compromised to utter forged documents to support this settlement contract agreement, I could not rely on normal avenues of legal redress. I complained vociferously to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). But, they could take no action because of the binding nature of settlement agreements. I began publicly disclosing these issues in blog articles (LinkedIn Pulse), 3 July 2015. I submitted a report to UK ActionFraud (police) 24 August 2015. ActionFraud has never investigated my allegations. ActionFraud have relegated my reporting of crimes as the product of a disgruntled former employee. But, beyond the fraud perpetrated against me and my family, there required conscious deceptions made to UK government agencies, such as UK Border Agency and also the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). I was a foreign worker on a Tier 2 visa.

It appears to me as though Philip Landau uttered forged documents created by my former employer to affect an illegal settlement contract used to terminate my employment for being a whistleblower. That’s why no one wants to invoke its non-disparagement clauses!

Communications between Philip Landau and myself prior to negotiations, 11 October 2013 to 31 October 2013, are chronicled in the blog post article, “Philip Landau Represented Me?”

The fact that I am a Tier 2 visa holder should be very important. But, its importance is minimized, along with the health harming aspects of being a target of workplace gang-bullying (mobbing). Mobbing implies upper management involvement in the harassment and bullying. Philip Landau put the health, safety and well-being of me and my family at risk through advancing an inappropriate settlement contract agreement predicated on poor performance. Philip Landau also participated in the defamation and professional blacklisting . Is it even legal for a Company to both sponsor an foreign worker on a Tier 2 visa (shortage occupation list) who the Company believes is a poor performer? I always alleged that the Company performance management system was abused by the bullies to threaten and intimidate their target – whistleblower.

The settlement contract negotiations led by Philip Landau initiate with my employer remarking that they would be completely happy with my remaining employed. However, later that month, there is pressure to have me sign the agreement and place me on “garden leave” to get me out of the office. I was complaining of being bullied and harassed – gang-bullied – to someone seasoned in such abhorrent workplace behaviors. (So, of course my employer is happy with my staying!) Landau never really talks about the bullying, harassment, discrimination, and defamation claims. I had already paid Philip Landau (LZW) when negotiations commenced. I had also mentally prepared myself to get out of danger and leave my job. Philip Landau was supposed to be helping me accomplish this in the most advantageous way for me.

My employer engaged law firm Watson, Farley, and Williams’ lawyer Rhodri Thomas, to represent them in the negotiations. My Employer often used the firm Watson, Farley and Williams. In fact, Watson, Farley, and Williams, advised on the processing of the Tier 2 visa application for me and my dependent family members “leave to remain.” My employer had written a letter of sponsorship to UK Border as recently as 15 July 2013. Also, ACAS (Advisery, Conciliation, and Arbitration Service) explicitely states that when grievances and disciplinary issues coincide, they can be discussed at the same time. This settlement contract negotiation bypassed both the prescribed (Company) grievance and disciplinary procedures. Further, if grievance procedures constitute part of the employment contract, as it did in my case, such an settlement offer is another breach of contract by my employer. The submitted 20 September 2013 formal grievance had identified many others.

This is all gaslighting. My employer wants to illegally terminate me for blowing the whistle. Philip Landau, LZW (at the time, now with Landau Law) and Rhodri Thomas, Watson, Farley and Williams are complicit in this conspiracy. Note, I say that, “I am the only one playing by the rules.”

The Company opens with the attitude that they are happy with my staying. I was claiming being a target of health harming gang-bullying. Of course they want me to stay! Philip Landau answered very few questions. At this point, the outcome had been predetermined on the 25 October 2013 Memo. I was being forced to endure the health-harming workplace until I signed a settlement agreement. I told Philip Landau about visits to the GP and that the GP would assign an “unfit note.” Philip Landau would do nothing. I would remind him about the Tier 2 visa issues, and Philip Landau would do nothing! In the end, my employer just wanted me out of the office! I signed the contract, but was placed on “garden leave.” I was in a foreign country with my family! How depraved can my employer and solicitor be?!

OHN Report Withheld from me During Negotiations while Philip Landau was Engaged as my Counsel/Solicitor. This OHN Report is not being processed as my personal data. I submitted a subject access request to the OHN.

In October 2014, I submitted a subject access request citing the UK Data Protection Act 1998 to discover what personal data was being processed by my former employer about me. I was shocked to find forged instruments relating a false narrative. The Information Commissioner’s Office could not help me. The data had been signed-off by Philip Landau, my solicitor, as well as my employer and their hired counsel at Watson, Farley and Williams.

The entire grievance pivoted around defamation and misuse of the Company performance management system. Human Resources (HR) was being weaponized by the Company in their health-harming gang-bully – mobbing campaign. On the final day before signing the ill-fated settlement agreement, I sought assurances that the personal data being processed about me was fair and accurate. The assurance provided to me was a conspiratorial misrepresentation. On 22 December 2014, the Company wrote me a threatening letter regarding my questioning the integrity of the data being processed in my name. The Company agreed to process a 5 December 2014 e-mail citing many – not all – of the problems in my personal data. Isn’t this an acknowledgement that forged documents were uttered to process the settlement agreement?

This is why I want a criminal police investigation. I contend that this was all a conspiracy to defraud and defame a whistleblower and terminate his employment illegally, but make it all look legal. I have been blogging for the legal justice that I was denied me by the Company since 2013. The Company, with Philip Landau’s help, was able to deny my legal right to proceed through grievance procedures and not be held accountable for many, many policy and ethical breaches.

Philip Landau has never explained what happened in spite of several requests.

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