TCS to face litigation ‘bias against US workers’; heres more on it
India’s premier company Tata Consultancy Services Limited will have to defend itself at a US trial over claims that it’s biased against American workers.
According to information received, a federal judge in Oakland, California on Wednesday rejected a request from the information technology outsourcing giant to dismiss a 2015 lawsuit accusing it of violating anti-discrimination laws by favoring South Asians.
The company infact suffered a setback when the judge also expanded the case into a class action on behalf of American workers who lost their jobs at Tata Consultancy Services offices in the U.S. because they hadn’t been assigned to any of its clients.
A TCS representative declined to comment on the ruling.
It need be mentioned that TCS, Asia’s largest software maker, and Infosys Ltd., a rival Indian outsourcing firm facing a similar lawsuit in Milwaukee, have both been squeezed by the Trump administration to hire more Americans on U.S. soil.
The lawsuit against TCS was filed in 2015 by a white IT worker who claimed he was subject to “substantial anti-American sentiment” within the company and was ultimately terminated within 20 months despite having almost 20 years of experience in the field. He was later replaced as the lead plaintiff by two other men. >