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The US Department of Labor has doubled-down on Oracle, accusing the IT giant of “stark patterns of discrimination” against women and minorities since 2013.
The department's officials hope to cancel the IT giant's lucrative government contracts if allegations that folks have been cheated out of hundreds of millions of dollars are proven true.
Department - Complaint - PDF - Tuesday - Dept
The department's complaint [PDF] was submitted Tuesday, and will be heard by the Dept of Labor's Office of Administrative Law Judges. This latest sueball expands upon a legal bomb dropped on Oracle by Uncle Sam in 2017. That earlier brouhaha was paused to give the Silicon Valley titan a chance to come to some arrangement with the labor watchdogs. The process went nowhere useful, and so now the US govt has gone ballistic.
Specifically, it is claimed the database goliath shortchanged women and minorities – anyone who wasn't a White male, basically – by a hefty $400m in lost wages.
Allegations - Dept - Labor - Office - Federal
The allegations, lodged by the Dept of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), arrived hard on the heels of a civil class-action lawsuit, filed last week in California, also accusing the cloud biz of pay discrimination.
Amid the Dept of Labor's allegations is the claim that Big Red prefers to scoop up foreign Asian graduates on the cheap, sponsor their US immigration visas, and then keep a relatively low ceiling their wages. We're told that if you happen to be Asian and a recent college graduate – particularly an Indian grad – Big Red will favor you over other university-age candidates, and offer you a job in America as a level-one professional techie.
Whites - Hispanics - Americans - Process - College-age
Whites, Hispanics, and African Americans were all unfairly snubbed during the recruitment process of college-age kids, according to the department's complaint.
The result: among 500 technical graduate hires between January 2013 and December 2016, 90 per cent were Asian,...
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