Bosch dismisses Indian employee's class action suit over forceful tax refunds

Washington: German multinational companyBosch today dismissed as "mischaracterisation of the facts"the allegations levelled against it by an Indian employee,

saying as an employer, the firm is fair and abides by thelegal requirements in all countries.

Suraj Kamath, working for Bosch's US subsidiary has fileda class action suit against the multinational engineering andelectronics company alleging harassment over tax refunds.

"We would like to state that the plaintiffs' charges area mischaracterization of the facts. Bosch has acted in alawful manner and we are confident in our position," CherylKilborn, Bosch spokesperson, told PTI two days after Kamath,an Indian filed a lawsuit against Bosh in a US court.

In a class action lawsuit filed in a federal court in LosAngeles, Kamath charged that Bosch unjustly enriched itself byrequiring all of its non-US citizens employees to pay to Boschfederal and state tax refunds they had received while workingin the US.

 Bosch dismisses Indian employees class action suit over forceful tax refunds

In a class action lawsuit filed in a federal court in Los Angeles, Kamath charged that Bosch unjustly enriched itself by requiring all of its non-US citizens employees to pay to Bosch federal and state tax refunds they had received while working in the US. Reuters

It is estimated that at least 160 persons are part of theclass action suit. The complaint seeks monetary damages andinjunctive relief.

"We are aware of this issue. It is premature for us toshare further details as a lawsuit has been filed," Kilbornsaid.

"We reassure our stakeholders, including our valuedassociates, that the company has and will act fairly. As anemployer, Bosch is fair and abides by the legal requirementsin all countries. We ensure equal opportunities for ouremployees worldwide," said the Bosch spokesperson.

PTI

Updated Date: Dec 21, 2014 00:15:23 IST