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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…

Hayes v. The Interpublic Group of Companies (Age Discrimination)

George T. Hayes, Jr., a former executive at Interpublic Group’s McCann-Erickson agency, sued the company for age discrimination. Hayes, age 53 and a 30-year McCann veteran, claims he was unlawfully dismissed in February 2006 because of his age. The lawsuit was settled in November 2008 for an undisclosed amount (Hayes sought $30 million in damages in his original complaint).

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Filing
5/2/2006
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Interpublic Group of Companies Undisclosed
Further Information Released
Complaint 3/4/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database