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Infosys wins harassment case in US

Published: 22nd August 2012 09:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd August 2012 09:11 AM   |  A+A-

In what could be the best news heard by Infosys for many months now, a US court dismissed the claims of ‘retaliation’ by Jack ‘Jay’ Palmer.

On Monday, the US Judge Myron Thompson dismissed Palmer’s claims against Infosys and is also reported to have stated that Palmer’s lawsuit against the IT giants ‘did not meet the standard under Alabama law’ for an existing employee to claim bad treatment by its employer. “This court cannot rewrite state law. An argument could be made that such threats against whistle-blowers, in particular, should be illegal”, the judge is reported to have stated and also ordered the plaintiff (Palmer) to pay the legal fees incurred by Infosys.

Expressing his happiness over the verdict, CEO of the Information Technology giant, SD Shibulal said that the decision was a vindication of Infosys’ belief of no wrongdoing on their part.

Speaking to media persons, he said that the judge had ruled that the claims by Palmer had no basis and the case does not have to merit to be tried. “We are happy the matter is officially closed”, he said.

On the second case of whistle-blower by an American ex-employee of the company, Satya Dev Tripuraneni, Shibulal said, “ We have already conducted an internal investigation on the matter and it has confirmed that all the claims are unfounded. Our lawyers are preparing the case”.

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