BENGALURU: A bunch of skilled American professionals has accused TCS of firing them on quick discover and filling lots of their roles with employees from India on H1-B visas, the Wall Avenue Journal reported on Friday.
The American employees alleged that TCS illegally discriminated towards them primarily based on their race and age, firing them and shifting a few of their work to lower-paid Indian immigrants on momentary work visas.At the very least 22 employees have filed complaints with the Equal Employment Alternative Fee (EEOC) towards TCS since late Dec, alleging preferential remedy in direction of these on H-1B visas. The EEOC is liable for imposing federal legal guidelines that prohibit discrimination towards a job applicant or an worker due to the particular person’s race, colour, faith, intercourse, age, incapacity, or genetic data.


When TOI reached out to TCS to inquire whether or not American professionals have been discriminated towards, its spokesperson stated, “Allegations that TCS engages in illegal discrimination are meritless and deceptive. TCS has a powerful observe file of being an equal alternative employer within the US, embodying the best ranges of integrity and values in our operations.”
“Whereas corporations typically conduct layoffs that have an effect on employees with extra seniority, the American professionals say TCS broke the regulation by concentrating on them primarily based on protected traits of age & race. They argue that the corporate’s actions demonstrated preferential remedy towards Indian employees within the US on the coveted visas,” the WSJ report stated.
One other continuously repeated accusation has been that Indian corporations abuse the H-1B visa course of to deliver employees of Indian descent to the US quite than hiring locals. Nevertheless, knowledge reveals a rise in US hiring for many IT gamers as a part of the trouble to beat visa hurdles. In 2018, TCS gained an employment discrimination case after a court docket in California acquitted the corporate of prices that it had proven bias towards Indian staff over US residents.


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