USA: Labour Department sues tech firm Oracle over underpaying women & minority workers by $400m

Author: Chris Opfer & Paige Smith, Bloomberg Law, Published on: 23 January 2019

"Oracle Owes $400M to Women, Black, Asian Workers, DOL Says (1)", 22 January 2019

Oracle Corp. shorted women and minority workers $400 million in wages by paying them less than other employees, steering them into jobs at lower-level positions, and imposing an “extreme preference” for immigrant visa holders, the Labor Department said in a new legal filing.

“Oracle has continued to systemically discriminate against employees and applicants based on gender and race,” Labor Department attorney Laura Bremer told an administrative law judge.

The allegations stem from a random 2014 audit by the Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. The OFCCP, which enforces equal pay and other nondiscrimination requirements for federal contractors, first sued Oracle in January 2017.

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