EEOC Accuses Cisco Of Hiring Discrimination

Law360, New York (May 11, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An investigation by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has concluded that there was “reasonable cause” to believe that Cisco Systems Inc. discriminated against minority candidates.

The EEOC sent letters to Cisco last month, asking the San Jose-based technology company to settle allegations leveled by the minority applicants, four of whom have already filed a racial discrimination lawsuit.

The letter said there was “reasonable cause to believe that there is a violation of Title VII in that the respondent has demonstrated an ongoing pattern and practice...
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