The question of pay equity has surfaced again at Oracle, the computer technology corporation headquartered in Redwood Shores, Calif. Three of its former engineers, Rong Jewett, Sophy Wang and Xian Murra, allege they were paid less than men in similar roles.
It's the latest in a string of pay discrimination-related lawsuits for the Silicon Valley company.
In January, the U.S. Department of Labor brought a case against the employer, alleging white male workers are paid more than women and minorities working comparable jobs.
And in August, a judge rejected efforts by Oracle to undo an arbitration award of $250,000 to a woman who was one of its top sales representatives. The employee had challenged Oracle in late 2015 for paying her hundreds of thousands of dollars less in sales commissions than she was due under her contract, according to a news report. When the judge ruled in her favor, Oracle filed a suit trying to revoke the arbitrator's award, but its motion was dismissed.
Oracle is not alone in wage-disparity battles. Other companies have faced similar challenges this year, and the issue has even reached the White House.
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