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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…

EEOC v. Newport News Industrial Corp. (Gender Discrimination)

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claimed that Newport News Industrial Corporation (a subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries) violated federal law by firing Julia Horton after she complained about being subjected to a hostile work environment. According to the EEOC, Newport News Industrial fired Julia Horton 17 days after she complained that the superintendent at the Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant in Southport, North Carolina treated her in an aggressive, intimidating, sarcastic, and condescending manner because of her gender, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. in April 2015, Newport News Industrial agreed to pay Horton $65,000.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
EEOC
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Complaint
9/17/2013
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Huntington Ingalls Industries $65,000
Further Information Released
EEOC Press Release 4/27/2015
EEOC Press Release 9/17/2013

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database