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…

Freedom to Work v. Exxon Mobil (Sexual Orientation Employment Discrimination)

Freedom to Work, a nonprofit organization concerned with workplace harassment and discrimination against lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender (LGBT) Americans, filed a complaint with the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) alleging that Exxon Mobil engages in employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Freedom to Work claimed that Exxon Mobil refuses to adopt a company-wide policy against sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination and that in December 2012 the company improperly turned down an LGBT applicant for an administrative assistant position. In January 2015, the IDHR determined there was sufficient evidence that a civil rights violation had occurred and that the case could proceed to trial. The matter was later resolved.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
Exxon Mobil Undisclosed
Further Information Released
IDHR Notice of Substantial Evidence 1/30/2015
Complaint 5/22/2013

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database