Ex-HSBC Employee Slams Subpoena In Retaliation Row

Law360, New York (April 30, 2015, 6:20 PM EDT) -- A former HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. employee who says the company retaliated against him for reporting that a now-fired executive was sexually harassing a female subordinate asked a New York federal court Wednesday to quash an HSBC subpoena seeking information from his former employer, Barclays Capital.

In a letter to U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck, lawyers for Michael Picarella called the subpoena an "unwarranted intrusion" that will turn up useless evidence while harming Picarella's potential future opportunities at Barclays. The subpoena calls for production of documents concerning Picarella's performance, reasons for leaving, his personnel file and investigations regarding his work....

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