Federal Court Ruling Allows Jack "Jay" Palmer To Bring Infosys Visa Case To JuryAn Infosys Technologies employee, who alleged in a lawsuit that the Indian offshore outsourcing company wrongly used visitor visas in its work, won a federal court decision that will allow him to bring his case to a jury.
In a lawsuit filed earlier this year, Jack "Jay" Palmer alleged that Infosys was using employees holding B-1 visitor visas, which are intended for short-term uses such as attending a business convention, for work that required an H-1B visa.
Palmer's lawsuit claims that he suffered threats and harassment after he refused to help foster use of the B-1 visas at the company.
Infosys had filed a motion to move Palmer's complaint to arbitration and had argued that Palmer, in his employment contract, had agreed to settle disputes in arbitration.
But US District Judge Myron Thompson in Alabama, which is Palmer's home state, denied the motion in an 18-page decision. The court found, in part, that the "arbitration agreement is unconscionable because of its lack of mutuality."
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