Microsoft will change hiring practices after DOJ said company discriminated against immigrants



  • The Department of Justice said on Tuesday that Microsoft demanded more information than was necessary from permanent residents during the hiring process.
  • Microsoft will provide training to employees, pay a fine and update its processes related to seeking documents from job applicants.
  • The company previously challenged efforts to rescind an Obama-era policy that provided a pathway to work for people who came to the U.S. illegally as children.

Microsoft will update its hiring practices after the U.S. Justice Department found that the software maker demanded more information than necessary on the citizenship status of job candidates.

The DOJ said on Tuesday, in announcing a settlement with Microsoft, that between February 2018 and January 2020, the company violated federal law by asking six or more lawful permanent residents to “reverify their continuing permission to work in the United States.”



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