Rosenfeld, HP in mediation talks

The Tel Aviv Labor Court today rejected Gil Rosenfeld's request to see the HP report about him.

There has been a surprising behind-the-scenes development in the HP grey market affair. At the same time that the two sides have been arguing in the courts and the press over the right to see the internal investigation report, "Globes" has learned that they have also been involved in mediation.

The mediation process began several days ago, after Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) did not make a final decision about the continued employment of HP Israel managing director Gil Rosenfeld. Rosenfeld, for his part, was demanding to see the internal investigative report about him.

Today, the Tel Aviv Labor Court rejected Rosenfeld's request that the report's confidential status be changed, this being the report on which HP based its decision to fire him. The court noted that the request had the effect of contesting a decision from late March that obliged both sides to maintain confidentiality about materials relating to the hearing, and that there was no material reason for not maintaining secrecy. Rosenfeld was ordered to pay HP NIS 5,000 in legal expenses.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - - on April 5, 2006

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