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Oracle Loses Bid to Dismiss Feds’ Hiring, Pay Bias Lawsuit

Jan. 16, 2019, 6:32 PM

Oracle Corp. must continue to defend against Labor Department accusations that it discriminated against women and minorities in hiring and pay at its California headquarters.

A DOL administrative law judge rejected the Silicon Valley giant’s attempt to dismiss the case based on arguments that no in-house agency judge could hear the case because none were properly appointed.

The ruling means the case—which has been paused for more than a year while the company and the DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs tried unsuccessfully to reach a settlement—will move forward. The judge ordered Oracle and the OFCCP to participate in ...