Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Ernest v. Lockheed Martin (Unlawful Termination)

Joseph “Max” Ernest, a Navy reservist who was laid off from his job at Lockheed Martin after serving in Iraq, filed a federal lawsuit claiming his termination violated the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and Colorado law. Ernest was working as a counterintelligence/counter-terrorism and law enforcement analyst for Lockheed Martin when in March 2006 he was put on active duty for 11 months, including a nine-month deployment to Baghdad. In 2010, an arbitrator awarded Ernest almost $250,000 in back pay, prejudgment interest, attorney’s fees, expert witness fees, and other costs and expenses.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
Lockheed Martin $249,991
Further Information Released
Complaint 10/1/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database