Whistleblower Files Claim Against J.C. Penney
The bad news continues for J.C. Penney. At the end of February, its stock tanked following the announcement of disappointing profit numbers for 2014. Its chief marketing officer, Debra Berman, left abruptly in mid-March, followed, on March 20, by general counsel Janet Dhillon. Now Fortune has learned that a former employee, Robert Blatchford, has filed a claim against the company under Florida's Private Whistleblower Act. The case — which could lead to deposition testimony by former CEO Ron Johnson — brings back to life a dark period in J.C. Penney's history.