Tech Company VMware faces DACA discrimination Suit
A participant at the federal program protecting young immigrants from deportation is suing a Silicon Valley company, stating she had been denied a job she was qualified for being licensed to work in the U.S.
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund sued VMware on Tuesday, saying the software company violated the Civil Rights Act when it refused Sandy Vasquez a project.
VMware,” according to the lawsuit, refuses to employ people authorized to work at the U.S. unless they are citizens, permanent residents or possess a”transferrable visa” such as a visa granted to highly skilled workers. Vasquez and others registered in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program do not fall into these classes.
Palo Alto, California-based VMware had no immediate comment.