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Laid-off Workers Sue Disney, Claim They Were Illegally Replaced by Foreign Workers

Posted by Sean Cecil | Jan 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Two separate lawsuits were filed against Disney this week by laid-off workers who claim that Disney colluded with two "global consulting" companies to replace them with foreign citizens through the H-1B visa program. The plaintiffs, who were forced to train their replacements, allege that the replacements violated a legal requirement that H-1B visas not issue unless the employer certifies that issuance will not adversely affect the working conditions of American workers. The lawsuits, according to the New York Times, "represent the first time Americans have gone to federal court to sue both outsourcing companies that imported immigrants and the American company that contracted with those businesses, claiming that they collaborated intentionally to supplant Americans with H-1B workers." 

Here is a copy of one of the complaints.

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Sean is an experienced advocate dedicated to justice for all people. He believes that individual human rights outweigh the freedom to make an easy dollar.

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