Oracle finds lawsuit around employee discrimination pointless

Oracle finds lawsuit around employee discrimination pointless

The lawsuit brought against Oracle on discrimination serves no purpose. At least that is Oracle’s response to the case. According to the Office of Federal Contract Compiance Programs of the U.S. Department of Employment, Oracle has withheld $400 million in wages from under-represented employees.

Oracle is accused of having paid 400 million dollars too little to racially under-represented employees. They include people of African, Latin American and Asian descent. Women, too, are said to have been structurally underpaid.

False accusations

This pointless lawsuit is based on false accusations and a serious wrong trial within the OFCCP that relies on unrepresentative statistics rather than truth, said Dorian Daley, EVP and General Counsel within Oracle in a statement to the TechCrunch site. We absolutely disagree with these excessive claims and will cooperate to disprove them. We comply with legal obligations, are committed to equality, and proud of our employees.

However, according to the OFCCP, there is indeed a pattern of discrimination. This would be noticeable within Oracle since 2013 and the policy would continue today. According to the OFCCP, Oracle specifically discriminates against black, Asian and female employees. According to the OFCCP, this has led to a collective loss of more than 400 million dollars for this group of employees.

According to the complaint, Oracle also discriminates against people with a work visa. These are mainly students who come in through Oracle’s recruitment programme, and especially international students. They invariably get jobs below their level. These students need work to be able to stay in the United States after graduation, according to the indictment.

The case was initiated this month and is the result of an investigation launched in 2014 into the company’s practices.

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