Infosys has been charged with discrimination in hiring. The IT major reportedly didn’t hire women with children, those from India, or those who were 50 or older. Jill Prejean, a former vice president of talent acquisition at Infosys, has made these allegations.
Prejean claims that since she resisted the Company’s demand to discriminate, she was subjected to retaliation and unfair treatment. She has since filed a lawsuit against Infosys, and this is not the first time that the US-based IT company has been accused of discrimination in recruiting.
The company has been named in the case along with former senior vice president and consulting head Mark Livingston, as well as former partners Dan Albright and Jerry Kurtz. Prejean contends that by standing her ground against discrimination in the employment of senior executives, she unintentionally encouraged the animosity of the two former partners.
She herself had joined Infosys in 2018, at the age of 59, and was horrified to learn that individuals were discriminated against throughout the selection process based on their age, gender, and domestic caregiving responsibilities. Additionally, she says that Kurtz and Albright among others were resistant to her attempts to reform this culture.
Prejean’s case should be dismissed, according to the Company and the accused, because there is not enough evidence to support it.