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Oracle didn’t engage in deliberate pay bias against women, Black and Asian people: judge

Labor Department loses suit claiming software giant paid White men more

The federal government has lost its pay-discrimination lawsuit against Bay Area software titan Oracle, with a judge ruling the company didn’t practice intentional bias against women and Black and Asian people.

The Department of Labor sued the Redwood City firm in 2017, claiming it engaged in “a systemic practice of paying Caucasian male workers more than their counterparts in the same job title, which led to pay discrimination against female, African American and Asian employees.”

But an administrative court judge in a ruling last week said the department “has not established that Oracle has a pattern or practice of disparate treatment compensation discrimination against women and minorities as alleged.” The firm did not, as alleged, have a policy or practice of relying on prior pay in setting salaries, or steer women and minorities into lower-paying jobs, Judge Richard Clark wrote in his Sept. 22 decision in the Labor Department’s administrative trial court. Read more via SiliconValley

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Pemo is a Media Publisher & Event Producer. She is CoFounder/CEO Silicon Valley TV She is the Executive Producer of FinTech Silicon Valley & organizes Bay Area FinTech meetup: Silicon Valley FinTech meetup & Blockchain Music meetup with almost 3k members. She has produced Silicon Valley Events for Investors & Startups 7 years. She video interviews venture capitalists & angel investors & FinTech experts. She partners with videographers to cover San Francisco Bay area startup conferences & meetups with livestreaming, video & foto packages Silicon Valley TV She is based in Silicon Valley & has been involved in online business for 14 years. She has been in small business for 46 years in Ireland, London, Canada & Australia. She also published a free ebook (the findings of 1 year research from VCs, angels & women founders) “Why are Women Funded Less than Men? a crowdsourced conversation” She was TheNextWomen‘s most prolific contributor of 2011. Silicon Valley TV has been noted as a platform for supporting high growth women led companies in Huffington Post

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