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California to hear lawsuit on sending nude photos via LinkedIn … More Australians to get Samsung Pay … Aldi gets on board with tax transparency

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A lawsuit has been filed against a banker and his employer this week in California state court over allegations he used LinkedIn to sent nude images when recruiting a candidate.

Bloomberg reports the individual allegedly used the LinkedIn platform to send inappropriate sexual messages and explicit images to a female finance professional when attempting to recruit her for a role.

The banker allegedly sent the woman a number of messages about job opportunities, but once she replied, he allegedly sent explicit and suggestive messages, such as “So what are you doing up so late?! Here’s my number if you wanna play,” reports Bloomberg.

The banker also allegedly sent her a photo of his genitals, saying it could be a “late night secret”.

The lawsuit and complaint filed by the finance professional claims that the employer of the banker is responsible for the conduct of their employee on the platform, and is seeking damages for sexual harassment, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent retention and supervision.

More Australians to get access to Samsung Pay

International tech giant Samsung has locked down a deal with payment solutions company Cuscal, reports Business Insider, unlocking the tap and pay system to the users of 38 different banks and credit unions in Australia.

This deal includes Unity Bank, Bank of Sydney, and Credit Union Australia. An estimated 1.7 million Australians are users of Cuscal services.

“Every partner we bring onboard, whether it be a financial institution or retail brand through our Samsung Pay loyalty functionality, brings us a step closer to helping customers replace their wallets with their Samsung smartphone or smartwatch,” said Samsung Australia mobile vice president Richard Fink in a statement.

Aldi gets on board with tax transparency

German discount supermarket Aldi has signed up to the Australian government’s voluntary tax transparency code, joining the likes of Wesfarmers and Woolworths and pledging to disclose annual details about their tax affairs.

The retailer is signed up to the code from today, and says it experts to release its first report as part of the code requirements in September.

“ALDI Australia is committed to operating with the highest levels of integrity and transparency in all aspects of our business, and our decision to sign up to the voluntary Tax Transparency Code further reinforces this,”  chief executive of ALDI Australia Tom Daunt said in a statement.

“ALDI supports greater tax disclosure in Australia as this reflects our commitment to regulatory compliance and increased transparency on our tax strategy and corporate governance.”

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Dominic Powell

Dominic Powell is the lead reporter at StartupSmart.

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