Netflix Fires Employee for Sharing Confidential Information
(Bloomberg) -- Netflix Inc. said it fired an employee for sharing confidential and commercially sensitive information outside of the company.
A Netflix official said the information was cited in a story by Bloomberg. A Bloomberg News spokesperson said the company doesn’t discuss how it may have obtained confidential, newsworthy information.
In an Oct. 13 article, Bloomberg cited internal documents that showed a comedy special by Dave Chappelle had an “impact value” of $19.4 million, meaning it cost more than the value it generated. The documents reviewed by Bloomberg also discussed how Netflix evaluates its programs, with an “efficiency” score that balances a show’s reach with its price tag.
The article was about employees who questioned the company’s handling of comments by Chappelle that were seen as insensitive to transgender people.
“We understand this employee may have been motivated by disappointment and hurt with Netflix,” Netflix said in an emailed statement, “but maintaining a culture of trust and transparency is core to our company.”
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