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Worker Can Bring Forgery Claim Related to Fake H-1B Application

July 30, 2019, 8:20 PM

A former contract worker on a project for Anthem Inc. who says he was fired after being wrongly accused of filing fraudulent H-1B documents on behalf of another worker can go forward with part of his lawsuit.

The decision comes in the wake of heavy scrutiny of the H-1B specialty occupation visa program by the Trump administration, especially in the context of the program’s use by information technology staffing and consulting companies. The administration’s focus on the industry is aimed at reducing fraud and protecting job opportunities for U.S. workers.

Shrikanth Nekkanti, an employee of Cognizant Technology Solutions, was ...