IBM fined for discriminatory job requirement

The computer Giant, IBM is set to pay$44,000 in fines to settle a case alleging it violated
anti-discrimination law by placing online job listings seeking software
developers with specific visas, the U.S. Department of Justice said
Friday.The company sought people holding F-1 and H1-B visas for positions
that would have required the candidates to relocate outside the U.S, the agency said in a news release.The Immigration and Nationality Act does not allow employers to
express a preference for visa holders over U.S. citizens and permanent
residents unless required to comply with another law, an executive order
or a government contract, the agency said.IBM also agreed to revise its hiring and recruiting procedures,
including training human resources employees about INA complications.
The company will be required to report on its process for a two-year
period.

 

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