US techies allege TCS appointed H1-B visa holders replacing them


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A few seasoned American professionals reportedly levelled accusations against Indian IT major, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). They are alleging sudden terminations and subsequent replacement of many positions with workers from India holding H1-B visas.

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Since late December, a minimum of 22 workers have lodged complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against TCS.

The former TCS employees from the United States encompass Caucasians, Asian-Americans, and Hispanic Americans, spanning in age from their 40s to their 60s, and residing in over a dozen states across the country, as reported. According to the reviewed complaints, a significant number hold master’s degrees in business administration or other advanced qualifications.

According to the Journal, the complaints raise concerns once again about the utilization of H-1B visas by Indian IT companies.

They allege that the TCS demonstrated preferential treatment towards Indian workers in the US who already possessed the H-1B visa.

Calling the allegations meritless, TCS said it has never engaged in unlawful discrimination. “TCS has a strong record of being an equal opportunity employer in the US, acting with integrity in its operations,” a company spokesperson said.  

The H-1B is a visa in the US under the Immigration and Nationality Act, section 101, that allows US employers to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations.

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