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…

California Family Care and Medical Leave Lawsuit

Verizon paid $6 million to current and former California employees to settle a class action lawsuit filed by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) challenging the company’s family medical leave practices. The settlement covered Verizon’s voice, data and video operations in California, which employ more than 7,000 people. DFEH alleged that from 2007 to 2010, Verizon denied or failed to timely approve employees’ requests for leave for their own serious health condition, to care for a family member with a serious health condition, or to bond with a new child. DFEH also alleged that the company fired employees for violating Verizon’s attendance policy when they missed work for a reason protected under state law. Verizon cooperated fully with the DFEH’s investigation and did not admit to any wrongdoing in settling the lawsuit.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Verizon Communications, Inc. $6,011,190
Further Information Released
DFEH Press Release 2/28/2013
Settlement Agreement 2/28/2013

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database