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RE: [External] Re: PGS Settlement Agreement and Notices

Wed, Jul 3, 2019, 9:41 AM
Steven
I emailed you on 11 June informing you that there remained disparaging and defamatory material on your website and informing you that until you removed them, we cannot discuss the matters.
Today I noted a renewed activity on your site, with posts on 29 June and 3 July:
http://marineseismicsurvey.com/author/marineseismicsurvey/
It seems clear that you aren’t interested in discussing this issue.
As such I will now instruct our local firm to take appropriate steps as set out to you in previous correspondence.
Regards
John

Re: [External] Re: PGS Settlement Agreement and Notices

Wed, Jul 3, 2019, 1:28 PM
I am not in Thailand.

Re: [External] Re: PGS Settlement Agreement and Notices

Wed, Jul 3, 2019, 1:30 PM
I have been in contact with the Compliance Team.
As I mentioned, I do not believe that the litigation is compliant or legal and I asked you to explain,  You refused.
But, please explain now.
Steven

RE: [External] Re: PGS Settlement Agreement and Notices

Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 5:40 AM
Steven
It is disappointing that rather than comply with the terms of the agreements you signed, you persist in harassing and defaming PGS employees and former employees and disparaging PGS. It is clear that you are not interested in discussing these matters or refraining from your campaign of harassment and defamation.
What you believe about the litigation is not relevant. Further, I am under no obligation to explain anything to you. I am not your lawyer. You are free to instruct a lawyer to answer your legal queries.
The matter is now in the hands of our lawyers in the UK, the US and in Thailand.  You can raise you points about the validity of the litigation in the appropriate forum in due course.
Regards

RE: [External] Re: PGS Settlement Agreement and Notices

Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 9:36 AM
John Francas,
It has been disappointing to me that PGS has over the course of years never answered questions and engaged my concerns directly.  You are the only PGS agent who has even e-mailed me.
The agreement in Thailand is what I dispute.  I have asked for PGS to explain why they believe the [UK] Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 or [Norway] Working Environment Act does not apply?  
Both the original employment contract that I signed with PGS Exploration UK Limited and the subsequent settlement contract Confidentiality clauses protect whistleblowing.  PGS has never complied with their own internal policy for grievance and whistleblowing.  This is why I regarded the contract in Thailand as unnecessary and likely a means to avoid addressing the whistleblowing allegations.
I have made the same base allegations since July 2015.  I have posted several unanswered e-mails to the PGS Compliance Team from 2016.  PGS should have clarified issues then.
But, I do not believe I have defamed PGS employees;  I have made accusations of non-compliant misconduct and criminal behavior supported by evidence, such as the 25 October 2013 Memo which resides in my personnel folder.  Please explain that document to me.
I have made reports to ActionFraud.  I obviously see a serious problem.  So, if there is an explanation why not share it?
Regards,SDK

RE: [External] Re: PGS Settlement Agreement and Notices

Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 9:36 AM
Steven
I don’t intend to engage with you further on this matter. I offered to discuss if you removed the material and instead you chose to post additional disparaging and defamatory material.
As per my last email, if you require clarification of legal issues, you are free to instruct a lawyer to advise you.
If you do instruct a lawyer, please have them write to me so that our lawyers can deal directly with your lawyers in respect to proceedings for breach of the Compromise Agreements and criminal proceedings under relevant criminal law.
In closing, PGS has given you many opportunities to row back from your position and move forward with your career and life abroad. You choose not to. The matter will now be dealt with by our lawyers.
Regards

Re: [External] Re: PGS Settlement Agreement and Notices

Jul 4, 2019, 9:49 AM
John Francas,
PGS has never addressed the salient issues behind my writing and only recently provided me with opportunities to remove all content, regardless of its truth in fact.
Again, I have made similar criminal claims with UK police.  PGS was never concerned about that or clarifying issues.
The documents which PGS is processing in my name within my personnel file are inaccurate and defamatory.  I have made this revelation directly to PGS in 2014 when I received the contents of my personnel file.
None of the documents bare a countersignature and are factually incorrect.  This has been the origin of all my postings.
You were not at PGS when I was terminated.  So, your decisions are based on the integrity and authenticity of the documents which PGS processed.  You never authenticated the documents and processes behind the termination settlement agreement when you wrote the SAR response in 2018 referencing the settlement contract.
PGS has unlimited resources compared to me.  All they need to do is explain the 25 October 2013 Memo.
Regards,Steven
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