Whether it was because of his participation in Season 1 of Shark Tank India or his ongoing conflict with BharatPe’s current administration, Ashneer Grover, the ejected co-founder, has constantly been in the news.
He is now causing controversy once more, this time over his remarks on hiring and employment in India. The topic has been in the news constantly over the past several days because of divisive tweets from senior executives including the CEO of Bombay Shaving Company and the co-founders of EaseMyTrip and Pristyn Care.
Ashneer Grover faced backlash over his remarks on recruitment
When Ashneer Grover responded to EaseMyTrip co-founder Prashant Pitti’s trending remark on Twitter on Wednesday, he became involved in the argument. Pitti chastised hired candidates in his position who suddenly withdrew, placing businesses in a bind, in his piece.
Pitti posted a screenshot of a message he says a potential member sent on the day they were supposed to start. According to the author, they turned down the offer because they already had one from another employer.
Users’ reactions to Pitti’s post were conflicted; some praised it, while others criticised it. Grover, however, decided to turn this discussion into a scandal.
In response to Pitti, the former MD of BharatPe asserted that due to India’s “expensive and broken” judicial system, neither Pitti nor the prospective employee would file a lawsuit against a company. The section of Grover’s tweet that sparked criticism came next. He gave Pitti advice, and the way he phrased it received harsh criticism. He wrote in response,
“Prashant – In India there is no value of contract – neither would you go after someone nor would they as legal system is broken and expensive. So in India it’s – ek haath le doosre haath de. Best to tone down your expectation that you employ daily wagers in guise of salaried folk”
Prashant – In India there is no value of contract – neither would you go after someone nor would they as legal system is broken and expensive. So in India it’s – ek haath le doosre haath de. Best to tone down your expectation that you employ daily wagers in guise of salaried folk— Ashneer Grover (@Ashneer_Grover) September 7, 2022
On social media, Ashneer received a lot of backlash for the way he worded his tweet and the implication that he was disparaging employees who receive daily pay.
So, what do you think about this controversy?