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Aug 09, 2012, 03.12 PM IST
A new lawsuit has been filed in the US against Infosys, India's second largest software services provider, by a former employee alleging misuse of B1 visas.
A new lawsuit has been filed in the US against Infosys , India's second largest software services provider, by a former employee alleging misuse of B1 visas.
Satya Dev Tripuraneni worked with Infosys for five years and claims he blew the whistle over the B1 visa fraud and had complained to the company internally, but no action was taken.
However, Infosys claims that the visa misuse issue is being investigated.
"Shortly after Mr Tripuraneni filed his complaint with the Infosys whistleblower team, per our policy, the company launched a comprehensive investigation of his allegations. That investigation is continuing," a company spokesperson said on Thursday.
Infosys is already facing a lawsuit filed by another former employee Jack Palmer, who has alleged a similar visa fraud at the company.
Palmer has alleged that the company retaliated against him after he pointed out misuse of B1 visas.
According to Palmer, when the US State Department started putting a cap on the number of H-1B visas, Infosys began using the B-1 visas to send workers to the US, and the Indian workers on his team were paid substantially less than what Americans would have earned doing the same job.
B1 visas are used for short-term business use, like attending conferences and meetings, while H-1B visas allows companies to hire foreigners to work there.
The trial related to the case filed by Palmer will start in a US court on Aug 20, after a mediation process between the two parties failed, Infosys said last month.
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