On the day they were fired early last year, about 40 IT employees at Molina Healthcare Inc. had been gathered in a conference room for what they were told would be a planning meeting. At the same time, laptop computers were being collected from the assembled workers' desks.
During the meeting, Molina's then-CIO, Amir Desai, informed the workers that they were being laid off for financial reasons, "not because of [their] performance."
The layoffs came amid rising tensions over a number of issues, including the expanding role of an offshore IT contractor at Molina.
The workers raised the concerns with Desai during the meeting. Read more...