Former Disney workers file bias suit for replacing them with Indians

The Walt Disney Studios corporate headquarters. Photo courtesy: Wikipedia

It does sound strange when an American company is ‘allegedly’ seen as discriminating against its American employees in America. Apparently, that is what happened.

Workers who were laid off by Disney in 2015 have filed a case against Disney, alleging that replacing them with Indians amounting to discrimination against them because they were Americans.

The discrimination suit filed in a federal court in Florida on December 19 said Disney dismissed the workers "based solely on their national origin and race, replacing them with Indian nationals.”

The ex-employees of Disney claimed that they were treated differently based "solely on race or colour and ancestry.”

The 29 former IT staffers said in court papers that they were made to train their replacements starting from October 2014. Management treated them and the other 250 laid-off workers rudely while the Indians were given "special treatment.”

Interestingly the suit was filed three days after President-elect Donald Trump had said at two rallies that he would not allow U.S. workers to be replaced by foreigners and was especially miffed that Americans being laid off were made to train their replacements. It is "demeaning,” he said.

"We are not going to let it happen to our people anymore." had said, Donald Trump.

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