3 US workers file lawsuit against India's largest IT outsourcing co. alleging discrimination based on race & national origin

Author: Jochelle Mendonca, Economic Times, Published on: 26 September 2018

"3 US citizens sue TCS for alleged employment discrimination", 25 Sep 2018

Three US citizens from two different companies have sued Tata Consultancy Services..., alleging discrimination based on race and national origin...The complaint — filed by Darryl Stacy, Donald Stephen Bradley and Hesham Hafez in the District Court of New Jersey...alleged that TCS prefers to bring in employees on visas even when there are trained US citizens and further discriminates when it hires locally by preferring Indians and South Asians.  This is the latest of a number of lawsuits to be filed against India’s largest IT outsourcing company and its peers including Infosys and HCL Technologies...“TCS’ president for North America Surya Kant and vice president and head of human resources Narasimhan Srinivasan devised and implemented a nationwide ‘leadership directive’ to utilise TCS’s visa-ready South Asian employees...to the ‘maximum extent’ when filling US positions,” stated the complaint...TCS spokesperson said the company “believes that the allegations by the plaintiffs are baseless, and is confident that it will successfully defend itself”...

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Related companies: HCL Technologies Infosys Tata Consultancy Services (part of Tata Group)