*leaders* puppets are out to lunch. Has a single Board member or member of the Senior Leadership Team stopped to consider how Bill Stein’s Supreme Court dream directly clashes with Digital’s Code of Business Ethics and Conduct? I know no one actually looks at the hallowed Code but this is going a bit too far.
Let’s put Bill in the hot seat. “Bill, please justify spending $1 MM to obtain the right to retaliate against employees who report shareholder fraud internally. The second part of the question, your efforts in the “court of last resort” are in direct conflict with Digital’s Code of Business Ethics and Conduct, why would you do that? My third question is, have you recently had a blow to the head?
Let’s look at the language in Digital’s Code of Business Ethics and Conduct :
Confidentiality and Policy Against Retaliation
All questions and reports of known or suspected violations of the law or this Code will be treated with sensitivity and discretion. Your supervisor, the General Counsel and the Company will protect your confidentiality to the extent possible, consistent with law and the Company’s need to investigate your concern. The Company strictly prohibits retaliation against an employee who, in good faith, seeks help or reports known or suspected violations. Any reprisal or retaliation against an employee because the employee, in good faith, sought help or filed a report will be subject to disciplinary action, including potential termination of employment.
So Bill, you are going to have to delete the section above completely.
Any employee who fails to report known or suspected violations by another employee may also be subject to appropriate discipline. Employees who violate the law or this Code may expose themselves to substantial civil damages, criminal fines and prison terms.
This one will have to go as well… Incidentally, I complied with both sections, you have violated them both along with Mr. Mills who lives a constant state of misconduct. I’ll detail that soon.
There is so much misconduct on the part of Digital Realty it would take volumes to describe it all. This case has been underway for three 3.5 years and the longer it goes the more wrongdoing we find which puts you deeper in the hole, compounding at 10% annually. I have tried many times to resolve this matter. You and Scott Peterson were prepared to reinstate me after Kumar *resigned* and you sued him. Settlement talks ended suddenly and without an explanation. No doubt Chubb had something to do with that. Until you take back control from Chubb and their sleazy lawyers this lawsuit will only continue to harm your reputations further, distract from the core business and cost millions more than it already has.