Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Monday, March 29, 2004

Has Anyone Thought of the Possible Connection Between the Litigation and the Outsourcing

Forbes reports on a $600,000 settlement between a Japanese company and its staffing company in a suit brought by the EEOC on behalf of temporary Filipino employees who had been discharged, Sega, Spherion settle U.S. ethnic bias case. What caught my eye was the following (my emphasis added):
The 18 plaintiffs had been temporary workers placed by Spherion in Sega's game-testing department. Ironically, those jobs were all outsourced to India within a year of the dismissals, EEOC attorney William Tamayo said.
Anyone but me wonder about the connection between the litigation and the outsourcing? Talk about irony!

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