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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…

Boswell v. FedEx (Sexual Harassment)

In April 2007, a federal jury in San Francisco awarded $3 million in a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit against FedEx. Charlotte Boswell, a former dispatcher at a FedEx facility in Oakland, claimed that her supervisor sexually harassed her and, when she rejected his advances, changed her work hours in retaliation. The jury awarded Boswell $300,000 for lost earnings, $250,000 for emotional pain and suffering and $2,450,000 in punitive damages. The judge later cut the punitive award to $300,000, but in June 2010, the appellate court granted Boswell a new trial to determine punitive damages.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Verdict
4/11/2007
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
FedEx Corporation $850,000
Further Information Released
Verdict 4/14/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database