Lawsuit Charges Disney With Illegally Replacing U.S. Workers With Immigrants
Disney is being sued by two former employees in a pair of lawsuits that claim the company conspired with outsourcing firms to swap U.S. workers with cheap immigrant workers on temporary visas.
The lawsuits were filed in a Florida federal court by Dena Moore and Leo Perrero, two of 250 Disney tech workers laid off about a year ago.
Both lawsuits seek class-action status and both claim Walt Disney World, and outsourcing companies HCL and Cognizant colluded to get rid of U.S. workers and replace them with temporary immigrant workers on H-1B visas.
The suit intends to “stop them from systemically abusing the immigration system,” Sara Blackwell, an attorney for the plaintiffs, told the Orlando Sentinel.