A group of laid-off IT workers at the University of California, San Francisco, may resort to filing a lawsuit against the school, accusing it of discrimination by outsourcing their jobs to an all Indian staff.

It’s a legal tactic that U.S. IT workers are increasingly considering to try and block employers from replacing their them with foreign workers. 

UCSF is laying off 49 permanent employees from its IT department and contracting the work to outside companies. But in doing so, the school is also getting rid of a diverse staff comprised of Americans from various ethnicities, and replacing them with Indian workers from one of the contractors, the laid-off workers said.

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