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Larsen and Toubro Caught in U.S. Visa Fraud Case

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 05 April 2012, 10:23 Hrs   |    4 Comments
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Bangalore: Nanda Pai, the former human resources manager of the leading IT firm, Larsen and Toubro InfoTech, recently filed a complaint against the company for visa fraud, in a federal court in New Jersey.



This India-based engineering and construction company was ranked fifth on the list of largest visa users previous year, being a major user of H-1B visas. As per the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, the company had 1,608 visa approvals last year.



Pai used to process documents related to visas while she served as the human resources manager of L & T and she claims that there was uncontrolled immigration fraud at the firm as they used to obtain business visas on false representations. She also alleges that her signature was faked on many documents, visa-related and when questioned about it, "she was advised to stay silent."



Apart from the visa fraud, Pai also blames the company of sexual discrimination and moreover she tells that the company "substantially increased her workload so that she had to put in grueling 18 hour workdays on a regular basis", when she informed about her pregnancy.



Pai’s attorney, Krishna Chittur, said that Pai had to undergo terrifying prospects, "The level of anxiety and tension can only be imagined," he said.



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Reader's comments(4)
1: L & T they treat employees as Labor & Touchier them. For them employees need to work min 12 Hr’s x7days.
Posted by:cav - 09 Apr, 2012
2: This is looking like another scam by India's private sector firm. Reports on TCS, Infosys and other top IT firms are alarming. We need strict auditing (like CAG) for private firms also.
Posted by:Raghavan - 09 Apr, 2012
3: Almost all top Indian consulting companies from India bring their employees on Visitor/Business visas and make them work. Also, L1 B and L1A visas are highly misused. They come on intra company manager transfer visas and what they do is " pure coding and programming". USCIS should raid all TOP american companies who are sometimes willingly ignoring the flagrant misuse of L1 visas and B1 visas. Make all the culprits from these Companies pay for willingly violating US immigration and Labor laws.
Posted by:Whistle Blower - 05 Apr, 2012
4: if its true, it has to comme for justice, it cant put every once life to hard as well. who are not aware of it. only the managemgent has to take entire responsibility and admit it on this and no employee has to suffer. In addition
management has to pay for it if any thing effects the employee life and his carrear.

i wish your hard work and sincarity and stress has to be paid by the company wiht out effecting your personel and professional life.
Posted by:raj - 05 Apr, 2012