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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…

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
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Judgment Against Defendant
3/23/2007
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
FedEx Corporation $12,400,000
Further Information Released
Law Firm Press Release 7/17/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database