Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Age Bias Lawsuit

A group of 130 former employees of Lawrence Livermore National Security claimed that they were discriminated against on the basis of their age. They alleged that LLNS targeted workers over the age of 40 when it laid off hundreds of employees in May 2008. The plaintiffs included former administrative assistants, maintenance workers, engineers and senior scientists. In May 2013, a jury determined that the five plaintiffs selected as test cases had been terminated in bad faith violation of their employment contracts and awarded them a total of $2.7 million in damages. LLNS prevailed in a second trial, which involved the plaintiffs’ age discrimination claims. Both verdicts were appealed. In October 2015, it was announced that LLNS settled with all but one of the plaintiffs for $37.25 million.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
Lawrence Livermore Nat'l Security $37,250,000
Further Information Released
Law Firm Press Release (Oct. 2015) 10/5/2015
Law Firm Press Release (May 2013) 5/13/2013
Complaint 5/21/2009
Law Firm Press Release (May 2009) 5/21/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database