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Oracle Fends Off Witness Intimidation Claims in Pay Bias Case

June 27, 2019, 5:17 PM

Accusations that Oracle lawyers tried to intimidate and coerce witnesses in an ongoing pay discrimination case against the tech company weren’t backed up by the Labor Department, an administrative law judge said.

The department “has made serious allegations of attorney misconduct, yet has offered nothing specific to sustain those claims,” Judge Richard M. Clark wrote in his June 26 ruling.

The DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs is suing Oracle for allegedly shorting women and minorities $400 million in wages. It accused the tech company of witness intimidation or coercion in April, after Oracle attorneys objected to a...

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