Oracle sued by ex-sales manager who claims she was fired in retaliation for suing former bosses

www.theregister.co.uk | 6/11/2018 | Staff
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A software sales manager hired by Oracle last June and fired three months later has filed a lawsuit against the database giant.

Why?

Big - Red - Racial-discrimination - Charges - Employer

She claims Big Red sacked her unlawfully after she filed racial-discrimination charges against a previous employer, cloud software provider Infor.

In her complaint [PDF], filed in US district court in New Hampshire on Wednesday, Thea Broadus, an African American woman, recounts how she began working Oracle on June 11, 2018, as an enterprise application sales manager.

Month - Health - Care - Division - Infor

A month earlier, she had been working for the health care division of Infor, where she had been employed since 2014. After she filed a complaint with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against Infor alleging racial discrimination on May 15, 2018, the biz promptly terminated her employment.

Around August 23, 2018, the EEOC dismissed Broadus's Infor complaint – meaning it found insufficient evidence to proceed – and issued a notice allowing her to pursue her claim in court. She did so, filing a discrimination lawsuit against Infor on November 19, 2018. That case remains ongoing.

EEOC - Dismissal - Complaint - Oracle - Claims

Following the EEOC dismissal, her complaint against Oracle claims, Infor looked into Broadus's employment status and found its ex-employee had joined Oracle. And, its alleged, Infor got in touch with Oracle about Broadus.

"In Infor’s communications with the defendant [Oracle], Infor advised the defendant that Ms Broadus had alleged race discrimination against Infor and had filed a Charge of Discrimination against Infor," the complaint says.

Six - Days - EEOC - Dismissal - August

Six days after the EEOC dismissal, on August 29, 2018, Oracle human resources contacted Broadus to ask her if she was still employed by Infor, the complaint states. She said she was not and called her supervisor at Oracle to ask why the company had made that inquiry, but received no response.

On September 6, 2018, Oracle sent an email to Broadus's personal Gmail account. As described in...
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