San Jose, CA, December 1, 2017 – Kotchen & Low LLP filed a complaint today on behalf of a proposed class of employees and applicants alleging that Wipro Limited discriminates against non-South Asians in hiring, promotions, and terminations.
Plaintiffs allege that Wipro discriminates against non-South Asians in four ways. First, Wipro uses fraudulent H-1B visa applications to secure South Asian workers from overseas, and gives preference to those workers ahead of American workers. Second, Wipro gives substantial preference to South Asian applicants when hiring for local positions in the U.S. Third, Wipro consistently promotes more South Asian employees than their non-South Asian counterparts. Fourth, Wipro terminates non-South Asians at disproportionately higher rates. At least 80% of Wipro’s employees are South Asian, despite South Asians making up about 12% of the U.S. IT Industry, according to the complaint.
The named plaintiffs are James Philips and Robert Saemian, who are both former Wipro employees who allege that Wipro discriminated against them on the basis of race and national origin. The proposed class is defined as: All persons who are not of South Asian race or Indian national origin and who applied for positions with (or within) Wipro and were not hired, who were not promoted after being in a position at least 12 months, and/or who were terminated.
Individuals with information or experience with discrimination at Wipro are encouraged to contact Kotchen & Low LLP at info @kotchen.com. For example, if you are a non-South Asian individual who applied for a position or promotion at Wipro and was rejected, was benched, or was terminated, you may have been the victim of discrimination.