Sept. 9, 2014, Milwaukee, WI – Kotchen & Low LLP moved for leave to file a Second Amended Class Action Complaint today in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin against Indian IT company Infosys, Ltd. and its subsidiary Infosys Public Services, Inc.
Plaintiffs’ proposed Second Amended Class Action Complaint add additional claims brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq. Plaintiffs also included additional allegations that Defendants operate under an intentional policy of discrimination in favor of South Asians, and against non-South Asians. Of particular note, one former hiring manager in Defendants’ talent acquisition unit was explicitly instructed by Defendants’ senior management to favor South Asians in hiring.
As previously alleged in Plaintiffs’ Amended Class Action Complaint, the Defendants engaged in a systematic pattern and practice of discriminating in favor of Indians and others of South Asian race and national origin in hiring, termination, and other employment decisions. Defendants collectively employ over 15,000 individuals in the United States. However, over 90 percent of Defendants’ U.S.-based work force is of South Asian race and national origin. South Asians make up only about 1-2 percent of the U.S. population overall.
Four non-South Asian Plaintiffs brought the action and seek to represent a class of similarly effected individuals. As alleged, the Defendants took numerous discriminatory adverse actions against the Plaintiffs, including failing to hire them, terminating them, and otherwise subjecting them to less-favorable treatment.
Plaintiffs’ proposed Second Amended Complaint can be found here.