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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Burchfiel v. Boeing (Disability Discrimination)

Thomas Burchfiel was working in Boeing’s manufacturing plant in Spokane, Wash. when it was sold to another company in 2002. At that time, he was told that his job was being eliminated but would be given a chance to reapply. When he was not rehired, he sued Boeing, claiming discrimination based on his medical condition and retaliation. A jury agreed with his claims and awarded him $1 million. The trial judge subsequently vacated the verdict, but the verdict was reinstated on appeal.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Judgment Against Defendant
(Date of Filing - approx.)
5/3/2004
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Boeing Company $1,007,000
Further Information Released
Court of Appeals Case Summary 4/8/2009
Court of Appeals Opinion 4/8/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database