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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…

Ross et al. v. Lockheed Martin (Racial Discrimination)

A lawsuit filed on behalf of approximately 5,500 African-American employees of Lockheed Martin claims the company “engaged in a pattern or practice of employment discrimination” through its performance appraisal system. The lawsuit alleges African-American employees below the level of vice president received lower overall ratings on their annual performance reviews as compared to similarly situated white employees, which resulted in lower salaries, raises, and bonuses, fewer promotions, and lower retention rates. A tentative $22.8 million settlement of the lawsuit was rejected by the court in 2017.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Pending
Date of Complaint
12/23/2016
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Lockheed Martin $0
Further Information Released
Complaint 12/23/2016

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database