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…

Disability Discrimination (2010)

United Airlines settled a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lawsuit alleging that the company violated the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) when it refused to allow employees with disabilities to work reduced hourly schedules. In 2003, United ended its policy of allowing reservations sales and service representatives to work reduced hourly schedules as an accommodation for various disabilities. The EEOC alleged that United’s new policy of requiring all reservation sales and service reps who could not work their full bid schedules to either retire or go out on extended leave, and then terminating them when their leave ran out, violated the ADA. United paid $600,000 to settle the lawsuit.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Patriot Team $600,000
Further Information Released
EEOC Press Release 12/21/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database