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…

EEOC v. Bechtel Corp (Discrimination on the Basis of National Origin)

“The Philadelphia District Office filed a Title VII lawsuit alleging that Bechtel, an international construction company, subjected charging party to a hostile work environment and discriminatory terms and conditions of employment because of his Iraqi national origin, and discharged him because of his national origin. Defendant hired charging party into a Site Acquisition Specialist position in June 2001 and he worked at construction projects in Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York. The Commission alleged that following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks charging party was harassed by coworkers (including physical attacks and offensive and degrading comments about his national origin), excluded from meetings, isolated, and denied work assignments. Charging party’s complaints were ignored and he was discharged in June 2002.”

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Bechtel Corporation $90,000
Further Information Released
EEOC Press Release (p. 2 of 3) 6/18/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database