FILE PHOTO: An employee walks past a signage board in the Infosys campus at the Electronics City IT district in Bangalore, February 28, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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Four former Infosys employees have charged that the $79 billion Indian IT consulting firm firm discriminated against them because they are women, in a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed Wednesday. 

The complaint alleges a male Infosys executive admitted the company discriminates against women in American offices because male employees “have families to support,” whereas “women have husbands to support them.” 

In the complaint, the four describe themselves as “former female Infosys executives and senior employees.” While Infosys is based in Pune, India, all four former employees worked from corporate offices across America. You can read the full complaint here, or find it embedded below.

The four former Infosys executives who filed the EEOC complaint, identified as Shannon Doyle, Carrie Subacs, Sylvie Thompson, and an anonymous complainant identified as Jane Doe, have also posted an open letter calling on Infosys’ Board of Directors to release them from the mandatory arbitration agreements in their job contracts so that they can pursue their claims in court.

The complaint alleges that a male senior Infosys executive “ignored the persistent discrimination problem, deeming it ‘too big of a topic to tackle now,'” and that “his ‘solution’ was to fund a women’s monthly …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Tech


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