Information Technology Cognizant faces legal action from labour union over massive layoffs Updated : July 04, 2020 06:07 PM IST The Karnataka State IT/ITeS Employees Union said it has sent legal notices to Cognizant over the past week, citing that the company's move to fire employees was illegal. Cognizant, however, cited "performance-based actions", which the company said happens every year. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.