IT Worker’s Lawsuit Accuses Tata of Discrimination

Patrick Thibodeau, Computer World, April 15, 2015

An IT worker is accusing Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) of discriminating against American workers and favoring “South Asians” in hiring and promotion. It’s backing up its complaint, in part, with numbers.

The lawsuit, filed this week in federal court in San Francisco, claims that 95% of the 14,000 people Tata employs in the U.S. are South Asian or mostly Indian. It says this practice has created a “grossly disproportionate workforce.”

India-based Tata achieves its “discriminatory goals” in at least three ways, the lawsuit alleges. First, the company hires large numbers of H-1B workers. Over from 2011 to 2013, Tata sponsored nearly 21,000 new H-1B visas, all primarily Indian workers, according to the lawsuit’s count. Second, when Tata hires locally, “such persons are still disproportionately South Asian,” and, third, for the “relatively few non-South Asians workers that Tata hires,” it disfavors them in placement, promotion and termination decisions.

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TCS, in response, said that it “is confident that Mr. Heldt’s allegations are baseless, and plans to vigorously defend itself against his claims,” said Benjamin Trounson, a company spokesman, in a statement.

“TCS is an equal opportunity employer, and as such, bases its employment decisions–including recruiting, hiring, promotions, retention, and discipline–on legitimate non-discriminatory business reasons without regards to race, national origin,” and other protected characteristics, said Trounson.

In regard to its U.S. hiring, Trounson said last year alone it recruited more than 2,600 U.S. hires, “many of whom are working on technologies and systems that support critical client needs and help to drive America’s innovation economy.”

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  • Race Heretic

    Pretty obvious that this is discrimination, but who knows if it will hold up in anti-white courts.

    • antiquesunlight

      I’ve got $20 on No. Unless Heldt is black, then I have $100 on Yes.

  • JohnEngelman

    Paging Jesse Jackson. Jesse Jackson, please answer your page.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Jesse Jerkson replies: “I have no COMMON GROUND wif dat cracker Mr. Heldt. I wish I was still a waiter so I could spit in his food.”

      • ghettovalley

        I only eat at white restaurants in white areas. I would never consume anything prepared or delivered by blacks. They love to add in a little something extra for us whiteys. Mostly spit.

    • WR_the_realist

      Since Tata is discriminating against white Americans I’m sure Jesse is okay with that.

      • John Smith

        They need more blacks, however.

        • Rob

          yes and fill it with mexicans as well.

  • MooTieFighter

    What you mean? All other ethnicities look after themselves? Why can’t us whites follow the same plan and look after our own? I guess that would be “racist”. Don’t forget America: whites are a world minority. If we don’t start caring for ourselves, who is?

    • listenupbub

      You consistently say exactly what I am thinking. Respect.

      • Guest

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    • Alden

      The owners of the company are White and going out of their way to hire non Whites

      • Red

        I just checked their website. Although it’s a public company the executives are South Asian and only one member of the board appears to be white (He has a Danish surname but doesn’t look like a typical Dane.

      • Raymond Kidwell

        That is the definition of anti-racist. Case closed. No discrimination here.

    • bv

      Because we have mental illness.

    • curri

      My guess is that employers are afraid of govt “anti-discrimination” enforcement even in the remotest backwoods of the most red of the so-called red states.

  • Rustler

    The future of racial conflict in America is an increase in conflict between whites and Asians. Asians are displacing white from the middle class. They have taken over whole industries and driven whites out. The old Amren idea that Asians can be our allies is beyond ridiculous at this point.

    • antiquesunlight

      The future of racial conflict in America is an increase in racial conflict across the board.

      The asians in this case are Hindus, not Chinese, just to be clear. In my limited experience with the former, they are extremely clannish. So are Chinese, but not quite as much.

      Asians can and probably will be our allies to a certain extent, but you are right that we will compete for resources (already are), and that there will be conflict.

      • listenupbub

        I doubt that. The country will simply become an 80+% polyglot of non-white people trying to scramble for money.

        I wonder what will happen politically. While the blacks and hispanics have no historical reason to hate the Asians, when the Asians dominate the upper class, the blacks and hispanics will still to try tax their wealth away…perhaps then, the Asians will pack up with all their money and relocate to Asia, leaving America in ruins.

        I just can’t imagine that this will be sustainable in the long-term. But I and my descendants will be in Russia by then.

      • bv

        Chinese spies they’re even worse then Indians.

    • listenupbub

      If we are too scared to deal with the overt and physical threat of blacks and hispanics, what makes you think that whites will pony up to fight against the perfectly civil Asians?

      Asians will certainly make it harder for whites to make a living, but whites will just sit back, unemployed, in their mother’s basements, and let themselves die out or get absorbed into the other races. There will be no “conflict.”

      Well, I’m not letting myself or my descendants be one of them. I’m getting the heck out of here, and I’m going to Russia or the FSU.

      • bv

        Don’t all American malcontents head to Canada? Believe me Russians have had their fill with Americans and they don’t any cultural enrichment.

        • listenupbub

          When I go, I will be more Russian than anyone. I will not try to bring my culture and language and force Russia to accept multiculturalism. There will be Russian flags all over my wall; I will immigrate the right way.

          • bv

            You can be a the following.

            “Russians”. One is “русские” (russkiye), which most often means “ethnic Russians”. Another is “россияне” (rossiyane), which means “citizens of Russia”. The former word refers to ethnic Russians, regardless of what country they live in and irrespective of whether or not they hold Russian citizenship.

          • listenupbub

            Thank you for the input.

            If Russia will not take me for whatever reason, I will not impose myself upon the Russians. I will see what I can do in Western Europe, where I am more genetically similar to the people, and they might be more willing to take me. I will just have to hope that Europe gets its head straight with regards to immigration.

            But there is really no point in staying in USA now. Not with the chicano movement going full-blast.

    • Alden

      Being from N California and 70 years old I can remember when Cupertino, Mountain View and Sunnyvale were completely White and all the programmers and engineers were White including the NASA workers

      Hiring foreigners to work in our defense industry. Only in America

      The Asians brought in to work at Silicon Valley NASA projects were not Werner Von Braun they were no better than the Americans they replaced
      I have always despised Amren’s naive Asia worship .
      My second career was at a major university The students are majority Asian. I learned a lot about Asian cheating in everything not just academic tests and false credenrials

      • LeonNJ

        I hear that the Lockheed Martin in Sunnyvale is closed/closing and moving out to the Denver plant. Which I’m guessing will leave the area with slightly less Indians, but then again, with more available H1B visas…maybe not.

      • Susan

        At least Asians don’t hate whites or blame us for their pathology like nigras do.

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      I still think Asians and whites can be allies but this works best when we live in separate countries. Asia for Asians and Western nations for whites seems like the best set-up to me.

    • bv

      Always has been ridiculous.

  • Johann Wald

    If one thinks back to the black and white pictures and/or film of our mission control centers during the great American push into space, you will notice that all the personnel, baring none, are white males. No Indians, no blacks. If we didn’t need them then, we damn sure don’t need them now.

    • George Moriarty

      Back in those days school boys built model rockets, home built radio equipment, experimented with chemicals and went on to get a degree in science or technology. We got a man on the moon. (And I did my tiny part here in Oz)
      These days NASA is an over bloated bureaucracy run by accountants and managers who enforce the right quotas of staff who have little genuine interest in either science or technology. (I will give full credit to the recent Mars Rover project, it still had had a few engineers and scientists with vision, but they had to battle the “system”)

      • Johann Wald

        If you haven’t already read and/or watched “October Sky” by Homer Hickam, I think you’d truly enjoy it. It’s a great story dealing with just what you mention and one of the few “decent” movies I’ve seen in 20 years with the exception of “Lord of the Rings” and a few similar offerings. Nowadays, NASA is nothing more than an AA job trough as you said.

      • slobotnavich

        Back in “those” days only about 10% of high school graduates went on to college, and perhaps 80% of those eventually graduated. Today, 40% of high school graduates go on to college. Obviously, the kids didn’t any smarter in just 1-2 generations. College was dumbed down to accommodate the dumber kids. The colleges and SAT standards were progressively relaxed to maintain the fantasy that the kids were the “best educated and smartest” in our national history. And now many recent graduates are living at home, either unemployed, or flipping burgers at the local McDonalds. Why? They don’t know anything of value to a potential employer, though they’ll hopefully figure out to manage the huge college debt they incurred while getting their “education.” As an aside, college tuition and related costs have increased wildly faster than the overall rate of inflation. When I started school in 1961, at a respectable if not prestigious mid-Western college, total costs for the year were $2,250, tuition, books, room and board. Today, according to that same school’s website, total costs now average $70,000, a thirty-one thousand percent rate of inflation!!!!

        Something’s definitely wrong with this picture.

  • listenupbub

    It is darned obvious that Indians are simply hiring their own people, by an unknown mechanism, out of racial solidarity. It is a natural thing for humans to do. This is what can be expected in the multicultural society, and it is one of many reasons that it is best to just be [almost completely] monoracial and monocultural. That way, people’s opportunity is not limited by something as superficial as their ethnicity, religion, or race.

    • George Moriarty

      At the most basic level I have observed that many of the recent influx of Indians to Australia run businesses such at 7-11 and other service stations. Guess what, all the staff are Indian. I also understand that abuse of the student visa system is widespread in getting staff out from India. Somehow operating the check-out equates to being an accounting student.

      • Rustler

        The same thing has been going on here in the USA on a massive scale since the 1980’s. Indians are not like Chinese, they are more aggressive, more organized and seek to dominate whole industries. They are also extremely left wing politically. They have a lot more resentment towards whites than East Asians do.

  • If you are black or Hispanic, you might win. But White Americans are not a “protected group.” Good luck. We are told to “check our privilege.” The government doesn’t give a damn about us. You may as well be a Jew living in Nazi Germany and sue the government for discrimination, for all the good it would do!

  • Alden

    The defense seems to have forgotten about the quota system which ignores such things as qualifications in hiring

    But Judges are selected because and only because if their anti White bias so the plaintiff probably will lose
    Even if he wins the ruling will be ignored just as every other pro White ruling has been ugnired

  • Hilis Hatki

    In saner times that would be treason, an act of war or something. America has become a whore.

  • American Tax Payer

    This is no different than the chinese snatching up everything in America that ain’t nailed down to the ground or the hispanics with their illegal immigration or the blacks with their affirmative action or the japs with their congressional apology and museums or the muslims with their holidays on American Calendars.

    As is always the intent of non-whites and our white traitors, it’s all about “erasing” us. Funny, they love our stuff but hate us. Is it because they’re jealous like my husband says?

    • bv

      They’re all laughing at us at the same time. Time to heed Objectivism more closely than before and heed George Orwell’s forecasting.

      • American Tax Payer

        I never read that book (1984) and now I’m not so sure I want to. It’s hard enough just reading the news.

        I Object to just about everything. If Our Founding Fathers are against it, so am I. Well, I consider some to be a little too liberal for me. I can’t remember who but one of ’em was objectionable to making America Officially Christian. His reasoning was Europe of course but I think if he saw America today, he’d change his mind and but quick too.

        Yeah, laughing at us. That’s okay. They won’t be laughing last..

        • bv

          You don’t have to just look at how society has changed since 1965.

          • American Tax Payer

            All I can see is the Asian Invasion. Presidents past and present, have invaded us with Third World Aliens but more asians than anyone else. Even under obama, more asians.

  • ViktorNN

    95% South Asian? It’ll be interesting to see how their defense plays out. I suspect a settlement is in the offing.

    Hmmm…. maybe there’s a get rich quick scheme here… lots of Chinese-owned companies nearby that don’t seem to employ anyone except Chinese…. same for all the Mexican-owned companies….

    • American Tax Payer

      “seem”? You are not naive.

  • Rob

    Throw all Indians and Indian IT companies out of the US. They are cheating white Americans out of their jobs and also stinking the country up with curry gas odors.

  • Diabolus Candidus

    From long and personal experience, I can tell you that Indians will quickly colonize an American company and destroy the quality of its software. I’m living the Tata dream on a much smaller scale, but the modus operandi is the same. The overwhelming numbers of middle management are Indians born overseas and they network and collaborate for group interests at an astonishing (and flagrant) level. Whites say nothing. Blacks will say nothing.

    The problem is that once an Indian consultancy gets inside of a company, they begin networking and covering over the incidents of incompetency and stupidity of their co-ethnics.

    Multiculturalism is like AIDs. Except that it only destroys the immune systems of European-Americans. I love my profession and have been grateful for the opportunities it has afforded me, but I’m ready to check out. I’d rather wash dishes in an all white community out West than to continue where I am because it’s only getting worse. Left out of this and other pieces on the topic is the graft and corruption that off shore Indian companies use to seduce middle managers that “leave” them in order to become perms with an American client company. The loyalties always rest with the mother country though. A colleague of mine shares LinkedIn profiles of “consultants” who left our partner company to go work for American companies once the H1-B is set. In fact, these departures are how the “consultants” begin advocating internally for the hiring of additional resources from the mother company in India. You can learn a lot from social networking. Worse, is that my client’s code base is filled with code that was copied/pasted from the India consultancy’s work for other American clients. This is highly unethical and when it’s brought to the attention of so-called American business “leaders,” they do nothing.

    At my current gig, native born Americans are demoralized because they know that new work is being sent overseas to the consultancy. The work that comes back has to be fixed, then fixed again and, in some cases, rewritten. It’s that bad. Americans have been made into cowards because all of them are in hock. Mortgages, private school tuition (to escape the public skoolz), car notes, etc. If you want to know why white racial consciousness is dead, it’s because we’ve, as individuals, accumulated so much debt that we are indentured servants. We no longer even recognize the chains on our wrists.

    I’ve worked as a consultant at American companies partnered with offshore Indians firms over the years and the morale is always low and people stop caring about their work. It’s about the next pay check that the need to pay the bills. Software development as a whole has improved in many ways as far as processes, knowledge-sharing and tooling, but the quality itself continues to suffer because of the cowardice of American businessmen and the greed of corporate executives. It used to be that software development was an honorable profession and in many places, it still is. But I’ve seen the future in my city and it’s bleak. Offshoring came into disrepute several years ago, but it’s back now with a vengeance. All of the prospective clients I’ve talked to in the past six months are hooked on it now.

    The thing to watch for however is the liberalization of the L1 visas. The upsurge of the recent past is about to become a tsunami and there is no one to defend one of the last sectors of the middle class that still makes a good salary.

    Depression, anxiety and suicide are strongly linked in humans to their feelings of powerlessness. Writing software is hard and it’s fun, but it can never be divorced from the business side and it’s business “leaders” who make the big decisions. Those decisions are usually hostile to the interests of investors, shareholders and employees and so the powerlessness and demoralization only extends itself over the years to the point where people give up all hope of ever exercising agency over their own lives. Never mind politics. How anyone, like myself, who has worked in corporate America for many years, can still think that voting will change anything… corporate America and most businesses instill a psychological habit in workers that makes them accept the ridiculous as normal.

    I was a life long capitalist up until the past few years. I realized that money and profit don’t lead men and women to make rational decisions. The converse rather is the case more often than not. People gladly give up the future of their companies, their own futures and the futures of their colleagues in order to remain quiet and passive even when confronted with years of bad, venal decisions on the part of much vaunted business class. It’s the same class that behaves the same no matter what industry or what country.

    The best thing for white nationalism, if it is to become viable, is to create Little Europes. Get out of debt. Walk away from debt. Give up the recurring monthly bills for cars, cable tv, whatever. Share houses. Live with other people. Give up the stupid electronic gadgets. Be willing to reduce your income level if it means you can find a place to live that is white, peaceful, scenic and unpolluted by cultural waste. Starve the system because you can bet, the system is aiming to starve you physically, emotionally and spiritually. The wonder of the book, one that is easy to forget even for people who read regular, is that you can escape for hours a day to a world where you are not accumulating more desires, more debt, more “needs,” and more anxiety. A talk with a friend on your porch can last hours. The time flies right by and you can be free. This freedom was what our ancestors knew all about.

    • Rob

      WOW Well said.

    • bv

      Epic commentary.

    • Red

      Thank you for sharing your experiences and thoughts. As an IT worker I agree with every aspect of your post.

    • Rustler

      “I was a life long capitalist up until the past few years.”

      The Anglo-Saxon capitalist mentality is what’s killing us. That’s why there are no large nationalist movements in the former English colonies, but nationalism is surging across continental Europe. In the UK, many working class people never bought into the capitalist theories and they are voter base for UKIP and the BNP.

      • antiquesunlight

        Not sure I buy that. Both America and England were MORE capitalistic back when they were more racially conscious and nationalistic. Both have become LESS capitalistic as they have become less racially conscious and nationalistic. Not that correlation = causation, but it’s hard for me to believe those are coincidences.

        • Susan

          It’s important to make a crucial distinction between true capitalism and crony capitalism which is what rules the American economy.

          • antiquesunlight

            Exactly. Crony capitalism and globalism are guilty for a lot of our problems. There are a lot of people who want to throw out the baby with the bathwater. Capitalism is good and healthy, so long as it is within proper confines.

  • KenelmDigby

    I just wonder how far this action will get.

    It should be obvious to any concerned White that subcon Indians are planning a demographic takeover of the USA, and are using these ‘work scams’ as a beach head to gain critical mass.
    I have no need to remind you that are around 1.5 billion subcons in the world, compared to 100 million Mexicans.

    • Rob

      Both are liabilities including other non whites.

    • dd47

      Well said. The US has enough problems with Mexico. Yet 1,200,000,000+ Indians can just step on a plane and be there faster than a Mexican can find a way across the border.

      In the case of a country like the US, immigration is almost always from people from a place that is a perpetual dump who simply want to latch onto a superior civilization/people.

      It’s interesting how Indians still use the same sort of excuses to justify their immigration “conquest”. They act as though British colonization of India somehow serves as a reason for them to migrate to the US or elsewhere.

      Where I live (Australia) you always have third-worlders claiming the country is stolen, the nation is built by immigration, etc. and so Whites shouldn’t be there. But then I look at the UK and see the same excuses being used despite that none of those excuses apply there- UK certainly was not built by immigration and Whites are indigenous on that land.

      Non-Whites behave like they are reading from a script that tells them to use such and such excuses. And like all actors, they often make mistakes- using these excuses in situations where they are clearly inappropriate. America has done no “injustice” to India that needs to be rectified- it’s noticeable that most Asians don’t even bother trying to enter Japan en masse despite that Japan historically invaded almost all of them outright.

      • KenelmDigby

        Put it this way, if the British had never ‘stolen’ Australia from the Aborigines in the first place, then you could bet you boots that subcons would have absolutely no interest whatsoever in moving into the ‘undeveloped’ scrub and bush land that the Aborigines would have preserved.

  • Rob

    I would love to see how these companeis fare when America becomes a non white majority.

  • bv

    Don’t vote democrat or republican and boycott products.

  • slobotnavich

    What a shocker! East Asians are smarter, work harder, demand less for themselves, and get hired over whites. What sort of stupid (and insensitive) employer would hire smart people who work hard, show up on time, and work for less? Sounds like the Yellow Peril is at it again. Time for more college courses in diversity, Black Studies, liberal “arts,” more dumbing-down of the SATs, and further elimination of math, the sciences, and languages. That’ll get us back on the right track.

    • Mike Klecko

      The average IQ in India is 82.

      They are dumber than American blacks.

      For some reason however, only the very top top elite Indians come to the USA to live and work.

      • slobotnavich

        I’ve seen that figure before various times, though it doesn’t seem to square with Indians I’ve met and worked with in much of the rest of the world. Most I’ve met seemed highly intelligent, organized, and hard-working. The notion of “the white man’s burden,” mainly propagated by the British, now seems rather quaintly out of date, even faintly ridiculous. After all, the “bleedin’ wogs” now make jet aircraft, build ships, and soon will be exporting manufactured goods to our nation and the rest of the world, even as olde England sinks slowly beneath the socialist waves, perhaps with us trailing in her wake.

        • antiquesunlight

          India is an overpopulated monstrosity with an intellectual elite perched at the top. The average Indian is not an innovative computer scientist.

          • slobotnavich

            Well, I guess we can strike you off the list of wogophiles.

    • Rustler

      Nothing to do with being better employees and everything to do with tribalism.

      What is with this bizarre comment supporting Asian displacement of whites? This kind of thinking has no place around here.

      • slobotnavich

        Hey, this is American Renaissance, not a KKK site.

      • slobotnavich

        Actually, I doubt that Jared Taylor is a white nationalist. He objects, as do I, to the denigration of the values established by our Founders, the majority of whom were of Northern European descent. I doubt that he much cares if anybody espousing traditional American values is a Jew, dago, Amer-Indian, wog-Indian, Chinaman, or a black African, as long as they hew to the values and traditions espoused in our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution.

        • antiquesunlight

          He definitely does care. I’m guessing you haven’t watched many of his videos or read many if his articles or books.

        • Rustler

          Jared Taylor has stated otherwise. If you feel that race doesn’t matter “as long as they hew to the values and traditions espoused in our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution,” you need to go somewhere else, you are not welcome in the white nationalist movement.

          • slobotnavich

            I want no part of any “white nationalist movement,” which might be better more correctly called the KKK. I rather doubt that Jared Taylor does either, since such a label identifies with people I (and and think Jared) would call ignorant, loutish, and generally none-too-bright. I’m 6’3″, blond, blue-eyed, and could serve as poster boy for the Waffen SS, and in fact in my largely mis-spent youth wore the green beret of the US Army Special Forces. I harbor no delusions that the Aryans are any smarter or in any way to superior to other races or ethnicities, the one exception being black Africans, who suffer an incontrovertible average IQ deficit compared with all other races, just as Ashkenazi Jews have an incontrovertible 15-20 point advantage over other Caucasions. The flip side of the black-white coin is that black Africans enjoy a very significant advantage in terms of physical attributes, as their virtual dominance in professional sports would indicate. Their evolution on the continent of Africa, teeming with such predators as lions, leopards, Nile crocodiles, and black Mambas, etc would tend to breed a race of fleet-footed and strongly-built humans.

          • Rustler

            Then go away and don’t come back. Jared Taylor calls himself a “white nationalist” and has represented the “white nationalist” position in debates.

          • slobotnavich

            Oh, please, I can post these dreadful heresies from the comfort my easy-chair and have nowhere to “go” anyway. BTW, I always enjoy Jared’s pieces and rather doubt that he objects to the presence of other races in our midst as long as they don’t expect or receive preferential treatment. People of various races and ethnicities can get along just fine as long as they share similar moral values and behavioral standards. Where you have people of widely varying moral standards and, especially, intellect you’re looking for and likely finding trouble.

    • antiquesunlight

      This article was about South Asians, Indians in particular, not East Asians. Americans should be favored over work visa people.

  • curri

    I wonder if there’s any company in the US even one-tenth the size of TCS that’s 95% white.

  • TrayvonCohen

    Image the smell in that company. Ugh. No wonder 95% are Indians.

  • Susan

    Why?

  • Susan

    I feel the same way—why vote in national elections. No matter who’s elected, nothing ever changes.

  • Raymond Kidwell

    It’s not owned by whites and also doing everything possible not to hire whites. We need to give them a diversity trophy and possibly the nobel peace prize. I think the owners of this company should be hired to give a lecture to young college students, teach them about why white people should hate themselves and finally understand their “privelege”. In the meantime, do whatever you can to combat white privelege Maybe find a white homeless man and punch him in the face. That will learn him. Change comes slowly but we’re marching in the right direction!