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Disney IT workers allege discrimination in lawsuit over replacements from India

Disney IT workers allege discrimination in lawsuit over replacements from India

A group of information technology workers laid off by Walt Disney World says they're the victims of national origin discrimination because they were fired and replaced by contractors from India.

The 30 former IT workers sued Walt Disney Parks and Resorts on Monday in an Orlando federal court, seeking punitive damages.

The lawsuit contends that 250 IT workers in Florida were told they would need to train their replacements before they were fired at the end of 2014. Each replacement worker was of Indian origin, and was either brought from overseas or working outside the United States, according to the lawsuit.

The lawsuit also alleges violations of the Older Worker Benefit...

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