Three citizens of the U.S. from 2 different firms have taken legal action against TCS (Tata Consultancy Services), accusing discrimination on the basis of national origin and race. These citizens are seeking punitive and exemplary damages, in the newest case to bedevil one of the biggest IT outsourcing companies in the world.
The complaint—filed in the District Court of New Jersey by Donald Stephen Bradley, Darryl Stacy, and Hesham Hafez late last month—accused that TCS prefers to bring in workers on visas even when there are skilled US individuals and additionally discriminates when it appoints domestically by preferring South Asians and Indians.
This is the newest in the number of lawsuits to be filed in opposition to one of the biggest IT outsourcing companies and its peers comprising HCL Technologies and Infosys in the U.S. The complaint comes at a sensitive time though. Donald Trump (the U.S. President) is a vocal challenger of immigration to his nation.
Speaking of TCS, the firm earlier chose a commercial realty area of 1 Million Sq Ft at ITPB (International Tech Park Bangalore) on lease in the single biggest deal for office space so far in the nation in 2018. The company took this space from Ascendas-Singbridge Group, the Temasek Holdings-JTC Corporation-controlled firm, claimed 3 sources with knows with the development of this matter.
The agreement assumes importance in the backdrop of discussions of slower business growth for software exports in the middle of US visa and protectionist noise problem. In spite of all the discussions related to slower development in exports of software services, various IT firms have been leasing spaces all over the nation and this agreement shows the confidence of the firm. “The price for this agreement is set at Rs 55 per square feet each month conveying the overall rental budget to Rs 66 Crore every year,” claimed one of the sources cited above.