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…

Pregnancy Bias

On February 26, 2002, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced the settlement of a class action lawsuit alleging pregnancy discrimination against Verizon predecessor companies NYNEX and Bell Atlantic in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Equal Pay Act, and the Civil Rights Act of 1991. Under the settlement, thousands of current and former female employees in 13 states and the District of Columbia were to receive millions in benefits that were not made available to them for discriminatory reasons related to pregnancy or maternity leave between the years 1965 and 1983. In June 2006, it was reported that, pursuant to the settlement, Verizon would pay a total of $49 million to more than 12,300 current and former employees.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Verizon Communications, Inc. $49,000,000
Further Information Released
EEOC Press Release 9/2/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database