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Infosys denies US whistleblower's allegations news
28 July 2011

IT major Infosys has come out strongly against Jay Palmer, a former Infosys Technologies employee, who provided damning written testimony to US Senate subcommittee holding a hearing on immigration reforms.

Infosys called Palmer's commentary "full of inaccuracies, exaggerations and falsehoods."

"The commentary submitted today (Tuesday) by Palmer (through US Senator Charles Grassley) to the senate judiciary subcommittee on immigration, refugees and border security, is full of inaccuracies, exaggerations and falsehoods," Paul N Gottsegen, chief marketing officer of Infosys, said in a statement.

"Palmer is obviously intent on spreading his falsehoods about Infosys and our business practices as broadly as possible in order to advance his objective of getting as big a payout as he can from the company," said Gottsegen.

"There is not, nor was there ever, a strategy, scheme, or policy by the company to use the B-1 visa programme to circumvent the H-1B visa programme," he said.

According to Gottsegen, the company did not have a practice of sending unskilled employees to the US on B-1 visas to work in place of skilled individuals in the US on H-1B visas.
On Tuesday, Palmer testifying before a senate subcommittee said his 'internal whistleblower complaint was ignored' by Infosys and he was 'threatened, harassed and retaliated against' in a visa and tax fraud cover-up bid.

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Infosys denies US whistleblower's allegations