Indian-American CEO allegedly harassed her domestic help


WASHINGTON: An Indian-American CEO of an IT staffing and counseling firm has been accused in the US of hard treatment of a residential laborer who had originated from India to work for her. 

The Department of Labor in its grievance affirms that Himanshu Bhatia, the CEO for Rose International and IT Staffing, paid her household administration specialist USD 400 a month in addition to sustenance and lodging for work being performed amid 15 and half hours a day seven days a week at her home in San Juan Capistrano and other extravagance living arrangements in Miami, Las Vegas and Long Beach, California. 

As per the grievance recorded by the US Labor Secretary Thomas E Perez on August 22 in the US District Court for the Central District of California, the local administration specialist recognized as Sheela Ningwal was liable to unfeeling misuse and striking back. 

She was compelled to rest in the carport on a bit of rug close by Ms Bhatia's pooches when she was sick, and was left without sustenance when Ms Bhatia was far from her habitation for quite a long time, the grumbling affirmed. 

Also, Ms Bhatia seized Ms Ningwal's international ID, limiting her free development and just made accessible to the residential administration laborer when she needed to go to perform household administration obligations at Ms Bhatia's penthouse in Miami, it said. 

Ms Bhatia fired Ms Ningwal in December 2014 subsequent to getting her exploring the subject of "work laws" on line and after the household administration specialist declined to sign a record Ms Bhatia wrote, expressing that she was being paid a sufficient pay and had no occupation debate with Ms Bhatia, the protest said. 

The office's Wage and Hour Division found that Ms Bhatia abused the Fair Labor Standards Act's lowest pay permitted by law and record keeping arrangements from July 2012 to December 2014, and in addition the demonstration's hostile to striking back arrangement. 

Rose International and IT staffing and counseling firm that had more than USD 357 million in income in 2011.