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Appellate Court Update for August 2023

Arbitration Agreement

An employee signed an arbitration agreement with his employer, Cisco. Subsequently, the employee filed a discrimination claim with the Department. After investigation, the Department brought suit against Cisco. Cisco contended the Department’s claim must be arbitrated pursuant to the agreement between Cisco and its employee. The Court held the Department was not a party to the arbitration agreement and therefore its claim was not subject to arbitration.

Dept. of Fair Employment and Housing v. Cisco Systems, Inc., 2022 WL 3136003

Docket: H048910 (Sixth Appellate District)

Opinion Date: August 5, 2022

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