Bosch Forced Workers To Hand Over Tax Refunds, Suit Says

Law360, Los Angeles (November 19, 2013, 6:44 PM EST) -- An Indian citizen working for Robert Bosch GmbH’s American subsidiary claims the company threatened to fire him and send him back to India unless he paid Bosch his state and federal tax refunds, according to a putative class action filed Tuesday in California federal court.

Suraj Kamath, an engineer on a work visa with Robert Bosch LLC, alleges that last year the company demanded that its non-U.S. citizen employees “repay” it their entire state and federal tax refunds from 2006 to 2011. According to the complaint,...
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