IT Workers from UCSF Filing Lawsuit over Outsourcing Dismissal

IT workers dismissed from the UCSF intend to file a lawsuit against the institute, claiming they were victims of discrimination after being replaced by outsourced staff.

UCSF IT workers

IT workers that were recently dismissed from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) intend to file a lawsuit against the institute, claiming they were victims of discrimination after being replaced by outsourced staff.

The IT employees lost their jobs in February after the university hired India-based IT services firm HCL. Around 50 full-time employees lost their jobs, alongside an additional 30 contractors.

“To take a workforce that is overwhelmingly over the age of 40 and replace them with folks who are mainly in their 20s — early 20s, in fact — we think is age discrimination,” said the IT employees’ attorney, Randall Strauss, of Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer.

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