Microsoft has settled claims of discrimination against non-US citizens.

Satya Nadella, an Indian American, has asked his company to stop requesting unnecessary immigration documents when hiring.

Microsoft has settled claims of discrimination against non-US citizens.
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The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Tuesday that it had reached an agreement with Microsoft Corporation to resolve allegations that the company discriminated against non-US citizens based on their citizenship status during the early stages of Microsoft's hiring process.

According to a Justice Department investigation, the company would ask potential employees for specific immigration documents to prove they could work for the company without needing the company's sponsorship for work visas. Microsoft has been ordered to pay a US$17,352 civil fine to the US Treasury and to change its recruitment practices.