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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…

Religious Discrimination

Glenn Owen and Jose Gonzalez, two AT&T employees who are Jehovah’s Witnesses, alleged AT&T denied them a “reasonable accommodation” of their religious beliefs when it fired them after they attended a Jehovah’s Witness convention. The jury found AT&T had discriminated against them in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and awarded them $756,000 in damages. The judge also ordered AT&T to reinstate both men.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
EEOC
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Verdict
10/19/2007
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
AT&T Inc. $756,000
Further Information Released
EEOC Press Release 3/3/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database