Former Infosys-employee Erin Green wants to arbitrate his discrimination claims

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Former Infosys-employee Erin Green wants to arbitrate his discrimination claims

Green, who joined the company in October 2011 at Plano in Texas, was in charge of rectifying the immigration-related issues in the US.

Erin Green, the former head of global immigration of Infosys Ltd who has filed a lawsuit against the company alleging racial discrimination, said that he is willing to arbitrate his claims.

The Times of India reported that Green expressed his willingness to initiate the arbitration process after a Federal judge ruled that he could not use the public court system against the company as part of his employment contract.

As per the employment contract, he can only arbitrate the complaints against the company.

Green filed the complaint against Infosys on June 19, 2017, before a US district court in the Eastern District of Texas. In the complaint, he alleged that the company discriminated against non-Asian and Indian employees at its office in the US.

The complaint further noted that Green was not given equal right to work based on his race and the management retaliated against him for complaining about the discrimination.

Green has also questioned the way in which he was terminated from the company. Green’s employment was terminated on June 28, 2016.

“Plaintiff (Green) was subjected to discriminatory measures of increasing severity designed to undermine both his position and his professional credibility within the defendant (Infosys),” said the lawsuit, a copy of which has been accessed by news agency Indo Asian News Service (IANS).

The complaint also leveled serious allegations against two top-level executives of Infosys, Vasudeva Nayak, then head of global immigration and Binod Hampapur, executive vice-president and global head of talent and technology operations of Infosys.

According to the complaint, Green was terminated for reporting “Nayak and Hampapur’s discriminatory treatment of himself and others on the basis of race and national origin.”

Green, who joined the company in October 2011 at Plano in Texas, was in charge of rectifying the immigration-related issues in the US.

The IT major had dismissed the allegations saying that the claims are without merit.

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