Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Business
2-min read

TCS Faces US Jury Over Firing of American Employees: Report

TCS denies any unlawful bias in its US operations and says in court filings that the Caucasian American leading the lawsuit was removed from one of its projects and ultimately terminated over “performance concerns”.

News18.com

Updated:November 6, 2018, 12:46 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
TCS Faces US Jury Over Firing of American Employees: Report
Representative image. (Reuters)

New Delhi: Tata Consultancy Services Ltd is facing a US jury asking why engineers hired at its American outposts are 13 times as likely to be fired if they’re not South Asian, according to a report by Bloomberg.

The Indian IT outsourcing company will be going on trial on Monday in California over racial discrimination claims by American workers who lost their jobs at TCS offices in the US because they hadn’t been assigned to any of its clients.

The trial will also affect work-visa programs companies use to bring overseas workers to the states, a practice US President Donald Trump has criticised in his protectionist push. TCS, Asia’s largest outsourcer, and rival Indian information technology staffing firms Infosys and Wipro have all been squeezed by the Trump administration to hire more Americans on US soil.

TCS denies any unlawful bias in its US operations and says in court filings that the Caucasian American leading the lawsuit was removed from one of its projects and ultimately terminated over “performance concerns”. TCS told Bloomberg it can’t comment specifically on the pending litigation, but believes it has a strong case and will prevail at trial.

“Our success is based on our ability to provide the best talent available, both in the US and globally, based purely on the individual’s specialized experience, skills and fit for each client’s specific needs,” the report quoted a company spokesperson. “TCS also strictly adheres to all federal and state equal employment opportunity laws and regulations.”

The jury is expected to be shown statistical evidence that the odds of race and national origin not being a factor in TCS’s termination decisions are less than one in a billion. That’s because, since 2011, the company fired 12.6 percent of its non-South Asian workers in the US, compared with less than 1 percent of its South Asian employees, according to the complaint.

While TCS has won awards as a top employer in North America, the lawsuit paints a different picture. The case was brought as a class action on behalf of about 1,000 non-South Asians — most of them US citizens — who were fired by TCS while on “benched” status, meaning they were laid off by the company while they were between job assignments.

The plaintiffs allege TCS has engaged in a “systematic pattern and practice of discrimination” by favoring Indian ex-pats and visa-ready workers from India for US positions. That has resulted in a workforce that’s almost 80 percent South Asian, far greater than the 12 percent representation of South Asians in the US IT workforce, according to the complaint.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Most Active
Company Price Change %Gain
Yes Bank 51.40 8.44
Reliance 1,416.35 1.42
Indiabulls Hsg 231.20 16.80
Zee Entertain 250.20 -5.39
Maruti Suzuki 7,302.30 2.50
Company Price Change %Gain
HDFC AMC 2,882.20 6.11
Yes Bank 51.40 8.44
Indiabulls Hsg 231.50 17.42
Reliance 1,415.30 1.37
IRCTC 779.20 7.57
Top Gainers
Company Price Change %Gain
Yes Bank 51.40 8.44
Coal India 205.95 3.28
Adani Ports 421.70 3.07
Grasim 746.50 3.03
Maruti Suzuki 7,302.30 2.50
Company Price Change %Gain
Yes Bank 51.40 8.44
Coal India 205.95 3.31
Maruti Suzuki 7,318.15 2.74
Power Grid Corp 202.55 2.45
NTPC 121.00 2.02
Top Losers
Company Price Change %Gain
Zee Entertain 250.20 -5.39
Tata Motors 136.85 -1.90
Eicher Motors 20,275.90 -1.05
Bajaj Auto 3,087.05 -0.79
Hindalco 187.40 -0.74
Company Price Change %Gain
Tata Motors 136.70 -1.05
Bajaj Auto 3,087.75 -0.73
Bharti Airtel 383.25 -0.65
ICICI Bank 437.75 -0.64
Axis Bank 709.20 -0.19

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results