@Dr. Syntax ...
First, I have to say yes, she knows where the bodies are buried. At least some of them. Too many bodies buried all around the globe on this one....
That said, she has a killer case.
PBC of 1 right before you get kicked to the curb is a huge red flag against IBM. If this actually makes it to trial, IBM is going to have to explain that one away...
To those who never spent time within the Blue Borg, managers only have the ability to give 1 or maybe a handful of PBCs of 1 depending on the size of their team. I mean I was on a team where I was handed a near impossible task and crushed it. (The following year, I was replace by a team and they managed to close 75% of what I did the year earlier.) I got a 2 rating because there were others on a different team that my manager controlled couldn't get a raise and did good work too. There were more people who deserved to get a 1 than he was allowed to award.
So to get the PBC rating of a 1... you had to earn it.
Unless you're shutting down a complete team... you don't fire a 1. Even if you are shutting down a team / group... you move them elsewhere.
But I have to disagree with her as an expert witness.
She will sue. They will settle and in the settlement... they will gag her.
Think about that.
Posted ANON because I escaped and too many people know who I am and my alias. ;-)