Disney Sued Over Allegations of Discrimination

Over 2 dozen former Disney World employees recently filed a complaint with the EEOC alleging that they lost their jobs due to discrimination. The workers report that they were victims of “national origin discrimination” after a layoff in January following an agreement with IT services contractors and cite their American citizenship as the basis for their dismissal.

The employees were replaced with numerous individuals brought over from India on H-1B visas and were assigned to train their replacements. Their attorney said “I’m hoping that it signifies that American workers are being brave and standing up and doing something about it”.

Workers brought over from other countries are often taken advantage of by employers and often the only one who benefits are the corporations. Disney spokeswoman Jacquee Wahler commented on the situation, stating “We comply with all applicable employment laws. We are expanding our IT department and adding more jobs for U.S. IT workers.”

What do you think of the discrimination claims?  Does it matter that these IT employees were not American citizens when they were hired by Disney?

If you believe that you’ve been discriminated against by your employer, contact employment attorney Emanuel Shirazi @ (310) 400-5891 to discuss your case.

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