June 10, 2019, 5:38 PM; Updated: June 10, 2019, 8:22 PM
Accenture PLC is accused in a new proposed class action of job discrimination by hiring and promoting South Asian workers for its U.S. operations at the expense of other workers.
Former employee Matthew Walker says 70% or more of Accenture’s U.S. workforce is South Asian, “primarily from India.” But South Asians make up only 1-2% of the U.S. population and only 12% of the relevant labor market, he alleges in a complaint filed June 7 in a federal court in Connecticut.
Walker, who is white, worked for Accenture as an engineer for roughly 3.5 years. The nature of his consulting...