According to recent news reports, the second largest software company in the world, Oracle, is now facing wrongful termination lawsuit filed by its former employee who was allegedly subjected to retaliation.
Reports claimed that Ian Spandow, a former senior sales manager of the software-giant, contested in his lawsuit that his termination from the company back in December was in retaliation for labor complaints.
The plaintiff claimed that he was terminated after he objected to the company’s employment practice, which is to offer an Indian employee with a salary lower than what its Caucasian employees receive.
Spandow further claimed that he was repeatedly told by manager and human resources executives that there was nothing wrong with the practice. In fact, he was subsequently told by a Sales Director that a $50,000 salary offer would be “good money for an Indian”, the reports said.
A few weeks following the incident, Spandow was unexpectedly fired despite the high-performance rating he received from numerous awards he received during his employment.
Spandow is now seeking for unspecified damages and injunction against the software-giant.
Meanwhile, the company refused to comment on the lawsuit.
“If the allegations set against the company were proved to be true and correct, it could possibly affect Oracle’s publicity, considering that it is the second largest software seller in the U.S. Most probably, a settlement agreement is likely to occur,” speculated by an employment law attorney.