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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…

Bellifemine v. Sanofi-Aventis (Gender Discrimination)

A lawsuit filed in March 2007 alleging Sanofi-Aventis discriminated against one of its female employees was expanded in August 2007 to include thousands of current and former female employees around the country who might have experienced discriminatory treatment in salary and hiring and promotion, and a hostile work environment. In 2009, Sanofi-Aventis settled the lawsuit, agreeing to pay $15,360,000 to a class consisting of sales employees hired in the United States between May 12, 2005 and March 23, 2010.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Complaint
3/14/2007
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Sanofi-Aventis $15,360,000
Further Information Released
Settlement Agreement 12/24/2009
Complaint 3/14/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database