Infosys In Hot Soup Over Hiring Biases In U.S.
Bangalore: The Indian IT giant, Infosys, has been slapped with a lawsuit over hiring biases by an American IT professional. The recent incidence comes nearly six months after the company settled two different American lawsuits over potential visa fraud.
Brenda Koehler, a Wisconsin-based IT professional alleged that Infosys discriminates against U.S. job applicants in favor of South Asians. Koehler said that she has over 15 years experience in IT industry, and alleges that while she was qualified for the position to which she applied, the company discriminated against her and chose to hire a Bangladeshi national for the position she had applied for, reports Business Today.
In the lawsuit filed on August 1 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Koehler said that, "Infosys has engaged in systematic, company-wide discrimination against individuals based upon their national origin. Specifically, Infosys has discriminated against individuals who are not of South Asian descent." She also added that, "The company employs more than 15,000 individuals in the United States and approximately 90 per cent of these employees are of South Asian descent, including individuals of Indian, Nepalese, and Bangladeshi descent. Infosys has reached this grossly disproportionate workforce by directly discriminating against individuals who are not of South Asian origin."