The Department of Labor (DOL) has filed suit against the Oracle Corp. of Redwood Shores, Calif., alleging the technology giant pays white males more than female or minority employees and also favors the hiring of Asians for certain positions.
The lawsuit follows on the heels of a review of its equal employment opportunity practices that began in 2014. According to the DOL, Oracle refused to provide essential data for that review.
An Oracle spokesperson said the lawsuit is politically motivated.
The company through the years has received hundreds of millions of dollars in government contracts, putting it under the purview of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), which conducted the investigation.
According to the DOL, Oracle’s federal contracts will be annulled if the company does not change its hiring and pay practices and tender compensatory wages and benefits.