Bloomberg Law
March 16, 2018, 12:41 PM

No. 1 H-1B Visa Sponsor Tries to Bury Anti-White Bias Lawsuit

Edvard Pettersson
Edvard Pettersson
Bloomberg News

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp., the biggest U.S. sponsor of H-1B visas for foreign information technology specialists, says a civil rights lawsuit accusing the firm of bias against workers who aren’t from India is all wrong.

Three former employees claim they were forced out of their jobs and replaced with “less qualified” South Asians after being poorly treated by their Indian supervisors and colleagues, given unjustifiably low performance ratings and denied promotions.

The company contends that what it’s accused of isn’t covered by federal civil rights law.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 “prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, but ...