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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…

Age Discrimination and Retaliation

Lockheed Martin Global Telecommunications, Inc. settled an age discrimination lawsuit with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), agreeing to pay $773,000 in back pay to eight employees. The EEOC claimed Lockheed Martin violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) when it fired the employees, who were between the ages of 47 and 65, during a reduction in force implemented in the COMSAT Mobile Communications Division in October 2000. In 2007, Lockheed Martin paid $131,000 in damages to two employees to settle retaliation claims brought in the lawsuit.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
EEOC
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Announcement
4/7/2008
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Lockheed Martin $904,000
Further Information Released
Consent Decree 5/17/2008
EEOC Press Release 5/17/2008
Second Amended Complaint 5/17/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database