Cognizant charged with H1-B visa abuse by US staff

Author: Ritu Jha, Rediff Business, Published on: 22 July 2011

Eighteen American information technology professionals have filed a civil lawsuit against its former employer, Cognizant, for replacing them with people from India who were hired…on H-1B visas. The case was filed…against Molina Healthcare…and its outsourcer Cognizant Technology Solution on charges of national origin discrimination…age discrimination…violation of the labour code…[A]ttorneys for the plaintiffs…alleged that Cognizant brings in only Indian workers…and they do not allow anybody to apply for jobs at Molina…”…H-1Bs…are paid $50,000 a year and the people who were fired were making $75,000 year…[T]hese companies are not paying the H-1Bs what the law says…"…Also the case has charged…Desai…a former chief information officer of Molina…It was during his tenure...that Cognizant has been supplying Molina, through Desai, with non-immigrant employees from India, it has been charged…

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