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GlaxoSmithKline Beats Suit Tying Firing to IT Security Concerns

July 16, 2020, 3:56 PM

A former IT consultant can’t proceed with his claim GlaxoSmithKline fired him for raising computer security concerns because no reasonable person in his place would believe the drug maker was committing fraud, the Third Circuit said Thursday.

Thomas Reilly worked on the service team responsible for the AS/400 computer operating system that hosted various manufacturing and financial applications for GSK. Beginning in 2011 Reilly reported that this system had serious security exposures and performance problems.

GSK in 2014 decided to outsource the AS/400 system to a third-party vendor. Every member of Reilly’s team was terminated, except for a manager and...

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