Bloomberg Law
Nov. 27, 2019, 2:43 PMUpdated: Nov. 27, 2019, 5:23 PM

Oracle Sues DOL Over Discrimination Enforcement ‘Power Grab’ (1)

Paige Smith
Paige Smith

The Labor Department’s enforcement of workplace discrimination claims against federal contractors is unconstitutional, Oracle America Inc. alleges in a federal lawsuit filed in Washington, D.C.

The Nov. 27 lawsuit accuses the DOL and its Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs of exceeding their authority by creating an administrative trial system “wherein agency officials prosecute and adjudicate discrimination claims against government contractors and then award broad injunctive and compensatory relief if the agency finds violations.” Oracle said this system, which it called a “power grab,” violates the U.S. Constitution’s separation of powers.

“The issue here—and what Oracle objects to—is the unlawful, ...

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