Mon Aug 20, 2012, 03:26 PM
OhioChick (21,501 posts)
Judge throws out Palmer H-1B suit against Infosys
Last edited Mon Aug 20, 2012, 03:27 PM - Edit history (1)
Cites Alabama state law technicalities in lawsuit challenging Infosys' visa use; U.S. probe of outsourcer continues
August 20, 2012 02:38 PM ET
A U.S. District Court judge today threw out a lawsuit filed against Infosys brought by former employee Jay Palmer.
In his ruling, Alabama federal Judge Myron Thompson almost seemed apologetic, but cited technicalities in Alabama state law that hurt Palmer's case against the Bangalore, India-based outsourcing firm,.
Palmer, a federal whistleblower, alleged that Infosys illegally used foreign workers on client projects.
In his lawsuit, Palmer claimed he was harassed at work, sidelined and even received death threats for refusing to participate in an alleged Infosys scheme to use workers on business visitor, or B-1 visas, for tasks that required an H-1B work visa.
Read more: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9230392/Judge_throws_out_Palmer_H_1B_suit_against_Infosys
Snip~ "A separate U.S. inquiry into Infosys' use of the visas continues."
Infosys employees had concerns about visa use, documents show
Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.
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Judge throws out Palmer H-1B suit against Infosys (Original post)
Response to magic59 (Reply #2)
Mon Aug 20, 2012, 04:09 PM
WilmywoodNCparalegal (2,493 posts)
3. Ahem... the article actually says that the allegations involve Infosys using B-1 visitor's visas in
lieu of the H-1B visas. In other words, Infosys was committing fraud by having B-1 visa holders (who cannot do any sort of employment) when instead that kind of employment would have required an H-1B visa holder.
Response to WilmywoodNCparalegal (Reply #3)
Mon Aug 20, 2012, 06:33 PM
magic59 (429 posts)
4. Ahem, but we wouldn't even have the problem
if we got rid of the whole fraudulent H-1B visa program. Its just another way of lower wages for working Americans. FUBAR