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The Walt Disney Company: Job Displacement and the H1-B Visa
Leary, C., Shannon, B., Lawton, M., O’Rourke, J. S. (editor)
January 26, 2018
Africa, Europe, Latin & South America, North America
Strategy & General Management, Human Resources & Organizational Behavior
Conflict Management, corporate culture, employee relations, International, workplace culture
Perhaps no brand is more deeply embedded in American culture than that of The Walt Disney Company. So, it was especially shocking when the company decide to use the H-1B visa system to replace hundreds of American IT workers with cheaper, foreign workers. Adding to the insult, Disney conditioned the American workers’ severance pay on their willingness to train their foreign replacements. How would Disney navigate the backlash from government officials, the media and the general public?