India’s largest software firm TCS Thursday said that its employee hiring and retention practices are based purely on capabilities, irrespective of background or national origin as a US jury ruled in favour of the company in a case involving charges of discrimination. A California jury unanimously sided with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), saying the Indian company did not discriminate against non-south Asian workers in the US as alleged in a lawsuit, marking a significant win for the Indian IT outsourcing industry. So the decisions we make about the hiring and retention of employees are based purely on their capabilities and fit in serving our customers’ business needs, a Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) spokesperson said in a statement here. Describing itself as a global company, TCS said that United States – where it has been operating for over 40 years – is world’s business and technology leader and very important to the company. Skilled American workers are critical to the success of the US business and to the nation’s economic success, and we will continue to invest heavily in the country’s workforce, academic alliances and our extensive youth STEM education initiatives, TCS spokesperson said. Unanimous nine-member jury found in an Oakland, California court Wednesday that the TCS did not have a pattern or practice of intentionally discriminating against non-south Asian workers due to their race or national origin.