How to Be Anti-Caste in Tech


In July 2020, California authorities sued Cisco for discrimination against an engineer on the basis of caste. The engineer was expected to accept a caste hierarchy within the workplace where he held the lowest status within the team and, as a result, received less pay, fewer opportunities, and other inferior terms and conditions of employment. When he opposed the treatment, they responded with retaliation by reducing his role on the team, isolating him from colleagues and giving him assignments that were “impossible to complete under the circumstances.” The landmark suit not only gives us a glimpse at how globalization affects US discrimination laws, but also has created a major opportunity for caste to become a protected class in the workplace.

With this in mind, The Tech Workers Coalition had requested for conducting a workshop on Sunday November 8, 2020. 

Ambedkar International Center (AIC), USA made a presentation which led to a good awareness and discussion among the American Tech Workers. Here are the details of the presentation:

A complete presentation in pdf form is available here to download for free distribution.

A Tech-worker coalition reference is here.