Oracle: Combatting Discriminatory Issues at the Workplace

Oracle: Combatting Discriminatory Issues at the Workplace

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This case involves the charges that Oracle Corporation (hereafter Oracle) was facing from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and from stakeholders of the corporation that alleged gender, pay, and reverse discrimination. Oracle denied these charges and stated that the statistics used as the foundation of the claims were cherry-picked. If proven guilty, Oracle could lose its federal contracts, since the U.S. government prohibits any kind of discrimination and Oracle was working on several government projects. Dorian Daley, executive vice president and general counsel of Oracle, was facing several challenges. Does she need to revisit the compliance norms of Oracle? What should she do to ensure the maintenance of pay equity across Oracle? What are the possible consequences if she fails to demonstrate that Oracle has been complying with DOL regulations?

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