Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Fired University Workers Claim Discrimination in IT Outsourcing - Louis Hansen, The Mercury News

A group of fired UC San Francisco employees who are losing their jobs to foreign workers have filed discrimination claims against the university, seeking to save their positions and stem foreign outsourcing from spreading to other state schools. Ten UCSF information technology workers lodged discrimination claims this week with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, alleging they were laid off because they are too old and from the U.S. The workers are being replaced by young, male technicians from India, according to the UCSF employees. Experts say the off-shoring of IT jobs is striking because they come at a public institution. While outsourcing has become common in Silicon Valley, public institutions such as universities have been immune.

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