Calif. Drops Indian Caste-Based Bias Suit Against Cisco

Law360 (October 16, 2020, 7:50 PM EDT) -- California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing on Friday dropped its suit accusing Cisco Systems of failing to act against unlawful job discrimination against one of its employees in the Golden State based on India's ancient caste system.

In a two-sentence filing in the Northern District of California, DFEH voluntarily dismissed the case filed in July without prejudice. A representative for DFEH told Law360 on Friday that the suit has been refiled in California state court in Santa Clara County, but declined to comment further.

According to the complaint, an engineer at Cisco's San Jose campus, identified as John Doe, is Dalit...

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