Infosys sued in US over discrimination. Here are the details

A lawsuit has been filed against Infosys in the US by former immigration head. He has accused Infosys of discrimination against non-South Asian employees.

Erin Green has also demanded a trial by jury and filed his petition before a US district Court in the Eastern District of Texas on June 19.

In his case, Green has accused two senior company officials, Head of Global Immigration Vasudeva Nayak and Executive Vice President and Global Head of Talent and Technology, Binod Hampapur.

The 53-page lawsuit pointed out that from October 2011 to June 28, 2016, the plaintiff was employed by the defendant in Plano, Texas and his experience with Infosys demonstrates the "discriminatory nature of Infosys's employment practices".

Green's counsel Kilgore and Kilgore, PLLC has said, "Plaintiff was terminated because of defendant's obsessional preference for employees of South Asian race and national origin, usually Indian, and as retaliation for reporting Nayak and Hampapur's discriminatory treatment of himself and others on the basis of race and national origin."

"His termination was in violation of defendant's policy which requires progressive warnings or placement on a performance improvement plan prior to termination," he claimed.

"Plaintiff received no such warnings, and had no discussions with employee relations regarding any of the conduct related to the stated reason for his termination prior to his termination...Plaintiff had no disciplinary entries on his official work record during his four-and-a-half-year tenure," he said.

Infosys co-founder Mohandas Pai told PTI, "The filing of lawsuit by Green against Infosys alleging employee discrimination will not have any bearings on the company's intent to hire 10,000 Americans in next two years."

"It will not affect the recruitment because it is very difficult to hire 10,000 people in two years. It's a tall target, and one quarter is nearly over. These are statements that one can make to please politicians," he said.

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