14 July 2017, India:
The former COO of Flipkart, Nitin Seth has served a legal notice to the e-commerce firm over the way he was fired from the company, sources directly aware of the development told ToI.
Seth joined Flipkart last year as its chief people officer (HR Head) after resigning Fidelity International as country head. He was then elevated as the COO, the second most important role at Flipkart after Kalyan Krishnamurthy, who was then appointed as CEO.
“We have to see how strong the case is for him against Flipkart as it has to be judged from multiple legal perspectives,” a person aware of the development told ToI. Sources said Seth’s move could result in a long legal fight even as Flipkart is looking to hire senior executives at key positions. The web retailer has hit the headlines due to a senior-level churn, which was at its peak over 2015-16 when top-level hires left the company within a short period of joining.
Nitin Seth whose LinkedIn profile stats, “Taking a break” had previously served as the Chairperson of NASSCOM’s Regional Council in Haryana and was also the MD and Country Head of investment firm Fidelity International. (Image- Flipkart)