Bloomberg Law
Nov. 6, 2017, 11:43 AM

Could Oracle Pay Bias Fight Affect Labor Dept. Transparency?

Jay-Anne B. Casuga
Jay-Anne B. Casuga

Companies accused of workplace discrimination in Labor Department audits and enforcement actions often criticize an alleged lack of transparency in how the government reaches those conclusions.

Oracle America recently won an administrative ruling in its ongoing pay and hiring bias dispute with the government that could help shed light on the process and push the government to share the statistical information it uses to assert discrimination violations, attorneys and consultants told Bloomberg Law. None are involved in the Oracle case.

The order “will certainly be helpful in future administrative cases where there are discovery disputes” between the DOL’s Office of ...