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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…

Retaliation Against Kansas Plant Employee

Philips Lighting of North America paid $56,000 to settle a retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging Philips fired a security guard at its Salina, Kansas plant when it learned he was the grandson of a former employee who had filed a discrimination lawsuit against the company. The EEOC alleged that Philips violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
EEOC
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
9/21/2016
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Philips $56,000
Further Information Released
EEOC Press Release 9/21/2016

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database