Infosys whistleblower taking on company again

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Posted: Oct 07, 2014 12:11 PM

The whistleblower who helped trigger a federal investigation into visa practices by the global outsourcing tech firm Infosys is taking on the company again in court.

Former Infosys employee Jay Palmer filed a retaliation complaint with the Department of Labor in March, the first step to suing the company. He filed his lawsuit late last week in New Jersey federal court, where one former Infosys executive lives. Most others are in India.

Infosys denies the charges of retaliation and has said Palmer resigned of his own accord. It noted that a lawsuit Palmer filed in Alabama was dismissed in 2012. Last year, Infosys agreed to a $34 million settlement with the federal government over allegations it misused short-term business visas to bring in temporary tech workers. Infosys admitted no wrongdoing.