Ex-Cisco Worker Claiming Caste Discrimination Avoids Arbitration

A former Cisco Systems Inc. worker claiming he was a victim of discrimination because of his low caste standing won appeal court rulings allowing him to proceed with a lawsuit under a pseudonym in open court.

The man, known as John Doe, said revealing his identity could jeopardize the safety of his family in India. A trial court judge had ruled the safety of family members outside California can’t be considered in determining whether a party can proceed under a pseudonym. The state appeals court overruled that decision saying Friday that “evidence of potential harm to family members anywhere is a legitimate consideration…

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