Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)
Racial Discrimination and Harassment
In June 2006, a jury in Alameda County, California awarded $61 million to two FedEx drivers of Lebanese descent who claimed a manager racially harassed them for two years. The jury awarded them $50 million in punitive damages and $11 million in compensatory damages. In September, however, the judge deemed the verdict excessive and reduced the award to $12.4 million. “The harassment was mostly just offensive name-calling,” Judge Stephen Dombrink noted in his ruling.
- Misconduct Type
- Enforcement Agency
- Contracting Party
- Court Type
- Judgment Against Defendant