Former immigration head Erin Green files lawsuit against Infosys in US for employee discrimination
Infosys former immigration head Erin Green has filed a lawsuit against Infosys on June 19 before a US district court in the Eastern District of Texas alleging employee discrimination and retaliation by its senior management and seeking damages from the firm.
1. Erin Green filed a lawsuit against Infosys on June 19 before a US district court in the Eastern District of Texas
2. Green in his lawsuit against Infosys has alleged employee discrimination and retaliation by senior management
3. In the lawsuit, Green has sought damages from Infosys
Amidst allegations of layoffs and corporate governance, homegrown IT services major Infosys has once again come into fresh trouble as a lawsuit has been filed against the company in the US by its former head of immigration on account of discrimination of non-Asian employees, Livemint reported.
The company's former head of immigration Erin Green in his lawsuit against Infosys has alleged employee discrimination and retaliation by senior management, and sought damages from the Bengaluru-based company, the report said.
Green joined Infosys in 2011 and he was head of immigration in the US before being asked to leave the company last year.
According to the report, Green filed a lawsuit against Infosys on June 19 this year before a US district court in the Eastern District of Texas, seeking for a trial by a jury.
The latest development of Green's complaint against Infosys questioning discrimination against non-Asian employees at the company comes as a huge blow for the company led by chief executive officer Vishal Sikka, who is trying to hard-sell Infosys in the US as part of the firm’s intent to hire 10,000 Americans in the coming two years amidst the US president's Donald Trump's administration move of tightening the H-1B visa norms.
The report said that Green in his complaint also questioned the manner in which Infosys decided to fire him, and raised serious charges against two of Infosys’s senior executives, Vasudeva Nayak, then head of global immigration and Binod Hampapur, executive vice-president and global head of talent and technology operations of Infosys.
According to Green's complaint, Infosys gave preference to employees belonging to Indian nationality and South Asian race.
Green reported into Nayak, before Nayak left Infosys last year.
“Plaintiff (Green) was terminated because of defendant’s (Infosys) obsessional preference for employees of South Asian race and national origin, usually Indian, and as retaliation for reporting Nayak and Hampapur’s discriminatory treatment of himself and others on the basis of race and national origin,” the news report said citing a statement from the 53-page complaint filed by Green’s counsel Kilgore & Kilgore, PLLC.
The newspaper has reviewed a copy of the complaint and Infosys did not respond to an e-mail from the newspaper seeking comment.