Microsoft has promised to support their 76 employees affected by President Donald Trump’s executive order which blocked nationals from a selection of predominantly Muslim countries from entering USA, even if they had proper legal standing to be there.
Now Microsoft has joined Amazon and Expedia in Washington State’s legal suit against the order launched in Seattle federal court yesterday.
The suit claims the executive order “undermining the state’s sovereign interests” and discriminates against individuals by religion, a violation of equal protection laws under the Fifth Amendment.
“We believe the executive order is misguided and a fundamental step backwards. There are more effective ways to protect public safety without creating so much collateral damage to the country’s reputation and values.”
State of Washington v. Trump, 17-cv-00141, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington (Seattle) claims Microsoft’s 76 employees as some of those harmed by the move and Microsoft said it was providing information about the order’s impact “in order to be supportive. And we’d be happy to testify further if needed,” spokesman Pete Wootton said in a statement.