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Infosys Faces Suit “Culture Of Bias” in US


'Avoid Indian Candidates': Infosys's 'Cultural Bias' Suit in the US

Infosys filed a motion to dismiss the case, which was dismissed by a US court.

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Infosys, the Bengaluru-based information technology giant, is facing a bias lawsuit in US courts after a former executive, in a complaint last year, accused the company The company discriminates in the hiring process, on the basis of age, gender and nationality.

Jill Prejean, Infosys’ former Vice President of Talent Acquisition, claims she was told to avoid hiring candidates of Indian descent, women with children and applicants over 50, according to the report.

She made the shocking confession before the southern district court of New York. Ms. Prejean filed a lawsuit against the company, its former executives and partners last September.

Ms Prejean’s statement, according to reports, said she was “shocked to discover a pervasive culture of illegal discrimination among partner-level executives based on age, gender, and gender.” and the condition of the caregiver”.

It said she “tried to change this culture within her first two months on the job” in 2018 but faced “resistance from Infosys partners Jerry Kurtz and Dan Albright”.

The information technology giant filed a lawsuit by the complainant, who also claims she had her contract terminated for failing to comply with the company’s alleged unlawful requests to hire executives. senior executives.

Infosys sought dismissal on the grounds that Ms. Prejean failed to submit evidence to the charges.

However, the court rejected the offer and asked the company to submit a response within 21 days of the order’s date (September 30).

NDTV tried to contact the company but received no response.

The lawsuit is against former Senior Vice President and head of consulting Mark Livingston, and former partners Dan Albright and Jerry Kurtz.

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