Whistleblower Suit Accuses Chubb of Destroying Claims Evidence
Charles Toutant / New Jersey Law Journal – A former vice president of claims for Chubb Corp. claims in a suit that he was fired for complaining about the destruction of evidence in cases the company was litigating. Meanwhile, the company has filed a separate complaint in federal court seeking to compel arbitration in the case.
The suit by Anthony Guerriero says officials at the company destroyed documents and tapes pertaining to numerous lawsuits involving the company, disregarding notices from the legal department about preserving evidence. And the suit says that in April 2016, a few months after he spoke with a supervisor about destruction of evidence and reported conduct code violations on the company’s compliance portal, he was informed by voicemail that he was being terminated.
Guerriero brings claims under New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act in his suit, which was filed in Superior Court in Union County. He also brought a count for invasion of privacy and intrusion upon seclusion against the company, based on his assertion that the company secretly recorded his telephone conversations at work, and uploaded them to a server for other employees to review and discuss. The recorded conversations include many that were personal in nature and involved his family, according to the suit …