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.
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.