Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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EEOC v. BAE Systems Simula (Age/Sex Discrimination, Retaliation)

BAE Systems Simula, Inc. agreed to pay three temporary female workers $110,000 to settle sex and age discrimination claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Equal Pay Act (EPA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Laura Box, Margaret Chavez and Christine Hanson, who worked for Simula Inc.(acquired in 2003 by Armor Holdings, which was acquired by BAE in 2007), claimed that, during 2004 and 2005, they were paid less than male employees who performed the same duties and were not given permanent jobs. Chavez also claimed age discrimination and Box alleged retaliation. BAE Systems Simula, which did not admit liability, paid compensatory damages in the amount of $40,000 to Chavez, $63,000 to Box, and $7,000 to Hanson. The company also agreed to implement policies and training programs aimed at ensuring a work environment free from sex and age discrimination and retaliation.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Consent Decree
Contractors Involved Penalty
BAE Systems $110,000
Further Information Released
Complaint 10/24/2009
Consent Decree 10/24/2009
EEOC Press Release 10/24/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database