An H-1B worker in Chicago has been fired from his job at the University of Chicago after he was found to have violated a policy requiring him to have a valid U.S. visa.
The man, who asked that his name not be used because of the sensitivity of the case, is the second employee to be fired by the university in the past year.
He is one of the students in a program at the school to help employers identify and hire top talent, but he was also placed on administrative leave last week.
University of Chicago spokeswoman Lauren Kessel told The Associated Press that the university had no immediate comment.
H-1Bs, which allow foreign workers to fill key job openings in the United States, are often given temporary work permits for as long as six months and are allowed to work as long in the U.K. and Canada as the government permits.
In the case of this employee, Kessel said he was able to work for the university after being hired on a full-time basis, though it’s unclear if the program allowed him to work during that time.
The man was also given a severance package, she said.
Employers are supposed to follow policies on hiring, hiring managers and working conditions.
In the case in question, the man’s employer said he did not meet the conditions of the employment agreement, which prohibits him from working more than 60 hours a week.