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Infosys US visa case won't be reopened

He sued Infosys accusing it of harassment and breach of contract after he raised concerns about possible visa violations by the firm

BS Reporter  |  Pune 

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Infosys Technologies has stated the US government has formally opposed a request from a former employee Jack Palmer to reopen an investigation into the company’s immigration practices that was settled two years ago.

It says the US government has said in a court filing that Palmer had not provided any evidence to support the claims in his motion. “We appreciate the US government,” it added, “(for) giving Infosys the opportunity to respond to the request and continue to demonstrate our commitment to immigration compliance.”

Palmer has filed petitions against the company on more than one occasion. In the past, he'd sued Infosys in an Alabama state court, accusing the company of harassment and breach of contract after he raised concerns about possible visa violations.

LEGAL BATTLE
  • US govt said Jack Palmer’s motion should be denied as he failed to provide any evidence to support his claims
  • Infosys says it appreciates the US govt giving it the opportunity to respond to the request
  • The firm said it will continue to demonstrate commitment to immigration compliance
  • Palmer in the past had sued Infosys in a court in Alabama, accusing the firm of harassment and breach of contract
  • He also raised concerns about possible visa violations by the firm
  • The case was dismissed by the court

That case was dismissed and the judge had said there was “no basis to support any of the charges filed”. Last year, Infosys had paid $34 million for civil settlement of a US visa misuse case. Despite the hefty payment, the company was asked by the US authorities to retain an independent third-party auditor, at its expense, to review its visa compliance until 2015.

First Published: Thu, October 22 2015. 00:17 IST
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