|Pravesh Mehra, DHR International Global Leader|
The pleadings allege that DHR has "a practice of withholding employee wages and using said wages as a "float" to operate its business … without regard to the California Labor Code".
The Principal was also "informed and believes that DHR has a long-standing practice of acting to avoid paying earned commissions and bonuses. Specifically, principles are routinely terminated after they have generated earned commissions and before the commissions have been paid out."
The Principal "was set to receive her yearly bonus and her paycheck from DHR on April 11, 2014" but less than week before this date "On the afternoon of April 5th 2015, [she] noticed that her company iPhone was completely wiped and removed of all content… Her corporate email also did not work on her laptop."
In other words, DHR International fired the Principal without even showing her the decency of telling her face to face! They just locked her out of their systems.
DHR owed her at least $43,000. For someone earning a base salary of $100,000 per year, this is a lot of money. Priya Taneja (then Priya Patel) from DHR told her "DHR would not pay her the remaining salary, bonus, commissions and expense that she was owed". And they haven't!
The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing have issued the Principal a Right-To-Sue notice.
So, it would appear DHR International fired a Principal who was working diligently and earned decent commissions. DHR had the benefit of the "float" and then fired her so that David Hoffmann could fund his private jet. Or perhaps, as alleged, it was because she was a woman.