Former Oracle Employee Files Lawsuit Over Wage-Discrimination Complaints

According to, a manager fired by Oracle has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the company.

The website reported that Ian Spandow, a former senior regional sales manager, claimed he was fired because he complained about the company’s practice of “paying Indian employees wages that are substantially lower than those paid to Caucasian employees,” according to a lawsuit filed January 7.

Spandow reportedly joined Oracle in 2005. He allegedly sought to bring a veteran employee in India to California and made a request to human resources for an offer that was comparable to what US employees at the company would make with the same amount of experience.

He claimed in his lawsuit that he was ordered to offer significantly less money to the employee, with a salary director saying that $50,000 to $60,000 was “good money for an Indian.”

The lawsuit, filed in the US District Court in San Francisco, claims that when Spandow complained about the salary directive, he was fired. Spandow is suing for wrongful termination and unlawful discrimination under federal and California labor laws.

An Oracle representative declined to comment on the case.

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