Indian-origin employee wins discrimination lawsuit against US firm

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Camber has now agreed to pay $100,000 and provide other relief to settle a disability and age discrimination lawsuit filed by Ashok Pai.

Ashok Pai, an Indian-origin employee, had little idea that seeking a transfer to care for his differently-abled son would have him fired from the job. However, Pai who worked at federal contractor,
Camber Corporation, will now be paid $100,000 by Camber to settle the discrimination lawsuit filed by him.

After firing Pai, the Company replaced him with someone more than 20 years younger. The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged that Camber violated federal law when it denied Pai a transfer based on his son’s medical condition.

Camber has now agreed to pay $100,000 and provide other relief to settle a disability and age discrimination lawsuit filed by the agency.

According to the petition, Pai’s son had suffered catastrophic injuries in a car accident as a child, which has left him disabled for more than 25 years.

Pai sought a transfer to work nearer to where his son lived and requested leave to assist with his care.

However, according to the EEOC, on learning that Pai was seeking the transfer to care for his son, the Camber management classified him as “resigned,” and began processing termination paperwork and ultimately fired him for pretextual reasons. Camber then replaced Pai, who was in his mid-60s at the time, with a much younger worker.

The discrimination took place in Camber’s Virginia office, where Pai worked. It is within the US Department of Justice.

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