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U.S. investigating claims Sun layoffs favored foreign workers

Tuesday June 25, 2002

SAN JOSE – Federal authorities are investigating claims that Sun Microsystems Inc. favored U.S.-based foreign workers over American citizens during a recent round of layoffs. 

The Justice and Labor departments launched their probes after a complaint filed in April by Guy Santiglia, who lost his Sun engineering job in October along with 3,900 other employees. 

Santiglia, 36, said the Unix server giant favored holders of H-1B visas because those engineers may be paid less.