‘An amicable settlement was reached without any admission of liability’
Infosys, on Friday, announced that it had reached a settlement with a former employee who had alleged in a California court that the second biggest IT services exporter had indulged in malpractices to get visas for its employees.
The withdrawal of the case by former Infosys employee Satya Dev Tripuraneni comes three months after a district court in Alabama dismissed allegations by another former employee, Jay Palmer, that the company had harassed him for exposing visa malpractices by the company.
Infosys said the withdrawal of the lawsuit followed “successful mediation of the dispute,” and that an “amicable settlement” was reached “without any admission of liability.”
“This settlement enables us to avoid the costs and distraction associated with protracted litigation,” it added. However, the company refrained from disclosing the financial terms, if any, of the settlement.
The lawsuit was filed by Mr. Tripuraneni in August, the same month when Infosys got a breather as a result of the verdict in the Palmer case. At that time, company CEO S. D. Shibulal had said that the company’s own investigation had revealed that the allegations of abuse of B1 visas and harassment of whistleblower employees by the company were “completely unfounded.”
“Our lawyers are preparing for the defence,” he said then.
The announcement was made after markets closed for the weekend.