Apple Inc. was accused of giving opportunities to illegal immigrants without taking green card holders for certain jobs. The US Department of Justice has fined the company two and a half million dollars. This information was recently reported by Apple. News Reuters and Banikabarta.
According to the US Department of Justice, there are PERM programs to work permanently in the United States. But Apple has not published the recruitment notice. It is not even known whether those who will work here are covered by PERM. Apart from this, Apple has accepted paper applications from the applicants. Where the company usually takes the application form online. Their hiring process is a violation of federal laws against discrimination based on citizenship.
According to the US company, the fine that has been imposed on Apple in settling the complaint is the largest amount so far.
67 lakh 50 thousand dollars in civil penalty and 1 crore 82 lakh dollars to be paid to the affected workers.
In a statement, Apple officials said the violation was unintentional. The company continues to employ US citizens and is seeking to implement a robust remediation plan in compliance with the policies of various government agencies.
Foreign workers are cheaper than hiring US workers. In addition, immigrants receiving green card sponsorship are dependent on employers. They are considered less likely to move to another job.