The Walt Disney Company: Employees Are Asked to Train Their Foreign Replacements

The Walt Disney Company: Employees Are Asked to Train Their Foreign Replacements

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Abstract

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 decided to use the H-1B visa system to replace hundreds of American IT workers with less costly, foreign professionals. 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, media and the general public?

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