An Indian digital service company has been accused of discrimination against non-Indians and giving preference to people from South Asia in hiring and jobs. The firm named, Happiest Minds employs over 2,400 individuals worldwide and approximately 200 individuals in the US.
According to American national Tami Sulzberg, Happiest Minds prefers to hire and employ South Asians and Indians, and it effectuates this preference in three ways.
The company engages in a practice of securing H-1B visas (and other visas) for South Asian and Indian workers located overseas, who will then be used to staff US positions, she said. This lawsuit alleged Non-South Asian and non-Indian individuals are often displaced from their current positions in favour of South Asian and Indian visa-ready individuals. Sulzberg sai she has been replaced from her Director of Business Development position (a sales role) by an L-1 visa holder, Chandan Das, who travelled from India to the US for work.
The lawsuit seeks an order from the court, asking Happiest Minds to adopt a non-discriminatory method for hiring, firing and other employment-related decisions. It also seeks unspecified damages from the IT company.