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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…

Hyldahl v. AT&T (FMLA Violation)

Former AT&T employee Mary-Jo Hyldahl suffers from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, the treatment of which required her to take more than 400 hours of leave from her job under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) between 2001 and 2006. AT&T fired her in January 2007 for “FMLA fraud.” A jury determined that AT&T interfered with Hyldahl’s rights under the FMLA. She was awarded over $500,000 in back pay, damages, and attorney fees.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Verdict
1/14/2009
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
AT&T Inc. $523,349
Further Information Released
Court Opinion 5/13/2011

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database