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Former Employees File Class Action Suit against Wipro

Lawstreet Journal 5 May 2020 3:35pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Business Former Employees File Class Action Suit against Wipro

In an unprecedented move, five former employees sued Wipro for employment discrimination while claiming that the company hires excessive numbers of South Asians, especially Indians, at its branches in the United States.

The petitioners claim that the organization racially discriminates and gives preference to Asian American’s and South Asian immigrants, in the employment stage which is transcended unilaterally across all phases of the employment- projects, promotions, transfers, etc.,

Wipro, headquartered in Bangalore, employs more than a Hundred and Sixty Thousand employees worldwide, with close to fourteen thousand in the United States. The class-action suit maintains that a huge proportion of the fourteen thousand US workforce of the company is formed of South Asians, primarily Indians. 

The suit filed at a New Jersey district court claims that less than twelve percent of the Information Technology industry of the United States is formed by employees with an Asian origin, whereas Wipro’s workforce is made up entirely of this race, ascribing close to eighty percent employees with Asian roots. 

The grossly disproportionate employment statistics are visual of the Wipro’s discriminatory hiring practices where people who are not South Asian or of Indian Origin are greatly marginalized. 

The employment practices are further reflected in the company’s promotional trends as well as termination decisions. The lawsuit alleges that a disparate impact is made in favor of Asian groups while American employees are largely neglected.

All of the five claimants in the suit are United States’ citizens. While three of them namely- Gregory Maclean, James Gibbs, and Ronald Hemenway are of Caucasian… Continue Reading...

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