Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Retaliation for Reporting Sexual Harassment

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claimed Huntington Ingalls, Inc., and its contractor, Quality Coatings of Virginia, Inc., violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by firing two employees for reporting sexual harassment. Quality Coatings performed cleaning and painting on the U.S.S. George H. W. Bush at the Norfolk Naval Operations Base in Norfolk, Va. According to the EEOC’s complaint, Quality Coatings employed Brian Glover and Walter Strickland as cleaners and fired both men in retaliation for providing written statements about their knowledge of a female supervisor’s assault of male employees. In July 2012, both companies agreed to pay $80,000 to settle the lawsuit.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Defense - Navy
Court Type
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
Huntington Ingalls Industries Unknown
Further Information Released
Complaint 2/27/2013
Consent Decree 2/27/2013
EEOC Press Release (Aug. 2011) 2/27/2013
EEOC Press Release (July 2012) 2/27/2013

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database