Marcella Johnson v. Oracle America, Inc.
Case No. 3:17-cv-00725-SK
Maryam Abrishamcar v. Oracle America, Inc.
Case No. CIV535490
This site is dedicated to two commissions lawsuits filed against Oracle America, Inc.
Class Action Lawsuit: Marcella Johnson v. Oracle America, Inc.
Marcella Johnson v. Oracle America, Inc. is a class action commission lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco.
Plaintiff Johnson alleges that Oracle has stiffed its sales employees of millions in earned commission wages by retroactively changing commission contracts. The complaint alleges that Oracle retroactively increases quotas or decreases commission rates on past sales so that it pays sales employees less than what their existing compensation plans require. Oracle “re-plans” employees to reduce commissions earned on completed sales going back to any time of Oracle’s choosing, sometimes to the beginning of the same fiscal year and even earlier. When it “re-plans” employees after commission wages have already been paid, according to the complaint, Oracle claws back prior payments by withholding newly earned commissions until the employees have paid the company back or threaten a collections lawsuit.
Private Attorney General Act Lawsuit: Maryam Abrishamcar v. Oracle America, Inc.
Maryam Abrishamcar v. Oracle America, Inc. is a Private Attorney General Act (“PAGA”) commission wages lawsuit against Oracle America, Inc. (“Oracle”), pending in the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo.
Plaintiff believes that Oracle has engaged in unlawful practices against sales representatives by failing to pay them full and timely commissions (incentive compensation). Through the use of a long and confusing set of Terms and Conditions issued to each sales representative with his or her compensation plan, we believe Oracle unlawfully and retroactively reduced the commissions of sales representatives based on grounds, criteria, and methods not defined in a signed commission contract. Oracle also imposed an illegal confidentiality agreement on its sales representatives as a condition of employment. Oracle denies these claims and asserts various defenses.