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Fired Netflix employee alleges tax avoidance “façade” in India and more

The former employee alleged that she was discouraged from making complaints about a tax memo, and accused her immediate supervisor of sexist remarks.  Nandini Mehta, an Indian lawyer who worked for Netflix between April 2018 and April 2020, alleged on Tuesday that the company was leveraging corporate structures to avoid tax liabilities in India. In a wrongful termination lawsuit against the company filed at the Superior Court of California, Mehta alleged that she "was advised by members of Netflix’s United States tax team that Netflix did not want to expose itself to tax liability in India," and that a memo circulated in the company "created a façade that required its employees (mostly Indian) working in India to create the superficial and illusory appearance that Netflix was not “permanently established” in India." Mehta said that employees in India would have to…

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