Whistleblower in US sues Infosys for 'retaliation'
Jack “Jay” Palmer, the whistleblower, filed the new suit in New Jersey state the past week alleging continued retaliation by the company for exposing its misuse of hi-tech visa.Updated: Oct 09, 2014 11:51 IST
Software giant Infosys has been hit by another lawsuit, by the same whistleblower whose earlier suit cost the company $32 million to settle with US government.
Jack “Jay” Palmer, the whistleblower, filed the new suit in New Jersey state the past week alleging continued retaliation by the company for exposing its misuse of hi-tech visa.
“Infosys’ retaliation continues to this day by putting Mr. Palmer on a blacklist of former employees who are ineligible for rehire,” said the suit filed by his lawyer Maurice R Mitts.
This time, Palmer has sued not only the company but also its top executives — former CEOs NR Narayan Murthy and SD Shibulal and former Global legal head Jeffrey Friedel.
Infosys refuted Palmer's complaint saying: “Palmer’s current complaint in the United States District Court in New Jersey is a repetition of issues that were tried and dismissed by a federal court in 2012. Palmer resigned in 2013 November and released the company from the charges he has alleged in the complaint. We believe this is without any legal merit and will vigorously defend this complaint. We expect the issues to be resolved at the earliest."
First Published: Oct 09, 2014 08:46 IST