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Worker Groups Want to Help DOL Defend Oracle Suit (1)

March 18, 2020, 4:16 PMUpdated: March 18, 2020, 8:29 PM

Worker advocacy groups are asking a judge for permission to help defend the Labor Department from Oracle Corp.’s claims that the agency’s enforcement of workplace anti-discrimination laws is unconstitutional.

Democracy Forward, along with the National Women’s Law Center and Massey & Gail LLP, filed a motion to intervene Wednesday in Oracle’s lawsuit against the DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, out of concern that the Justice Department won’t fully defend the agency’s enforcement program.

“What Oracle’s lawsuit threatens is to dismantle a major federal lever of civil rights enforcement,” Democracy Forward counsel Karianne Jones said. The White House and...

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