California appeals court rules no arbitration in Cisco caste bias case

5 Aug 2022

California appeals court rules no arbitration in Cisco caste bias case

. The logo of networking gear maker Cisco Systems Inc is seen during GSMA's 2022 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain February 28, 2022. /Nacho DoceBy Paresh Dave OAKLAND, Calif. Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) on Friday lost a court appeal to move to private arbitration a case over alleged caste discrimination in its Silicon Valley offices, where managers of Indian descent are accused of discriminating against a fellow employee from India. The networking gear and business software company has denied the allegations. It had argued to a California appeals court that the state's Civil Rights Department, which had brought the case on behalf of a worker identified under the pseudonym John Doe, should be subjected to an employment arbitration agreement signed by Doe. The appeals court on Friday also ordered a lower-court judge to reconsider a ruling that would have required the state to identify Doe. Cisco and the state agency did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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