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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…

EEOC v. BAE Systems (Disability Discrimination)

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleged BAE Systems Tactical Vehicle Systems violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when it fired Ronald Kratz II because of his weight. The EEOC alleged that Kratz was able to perform the essential functions of his job but was denied a “reasonable accommodation” so he could continue performing his duties. In July 2012, the lawsuit settled with BAE agreeing to pay Kratz $55,000 and provide him with six months of outplacement services.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
EEOC
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Complaint
9/27/2011
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
BAE Systems $55,000
Further Information Released
EEOC Press Release (July 2012) 7/25/2012
EEOC Press Release (Sept. 2011) 10/1/2011

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database