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Ex-EY Principal Sues, Claiming Retaliation for Tax Work Disputes

Sept. 15, 2022, 8:39 PM

A former tax principal at Ernst & Young LLP is suing the Big Four firm for retaliating against her after she raised concerns that a pair of clients had violated US tax and securities laws.

Sayantani Ghose, a transfer pricing expert, was bypassed for promotion and ultimately fired because she refused to sign off on transactions that she believed violated federal law, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in US District Court in Manhattan.

Ghose was terminated in January—nearly a year after filing a retaliation complaint with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, which has yet ...