Oracle Loses Bid To Undo 4,100-Woman Pay Bias Class Action

By Braden Campbell (June 3, 2020, 12:04 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court rejected Oracle America Inc.'s push to dissolve a recently certified class in a sex bias lawsuit, allowing more than 4,100 women to pursue claims the tech giant illegally pays them less than men.

A First Appellate District panel on Tuesday denied Oracle's petition for a writ of mandate or a writ of prohibition reversing a late April decision granting class certification. Writs are rarely granted remedies by which appeals courts can set aside trial court rulings before the proceedings at the lower court have wrapped up.

Oracle's challenge to a pay discrimination class action came up short at a...

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