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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…

Cherry v. Shaw Coastal, et al. (Sexual Harassment)

Former Shaw Coastal employee John Cherry alleged that a male colleague sexually harassed him for six months in 2007 at his in Livingston Parish, Louisiana workplace and that he was forced to quit his job after the company failed to address his harassment claims. Cherry won a $500,000 judgment against Shaw at trial in July 2010, an amount that was later reduced to $50,000 by the judge. In May 2013, the parties reached a confidential out-of-court settlement.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Complaint
4/21/2008
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Shaw Group Undisclosed
Further Information Released
Complaint 4/21/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database