Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Meacham, et al. v. Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (Age Discrimination)

The Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory in upstate New York was managed under a contract with the Department of Energy by KAPL, Inc., a company owned by Lockheed Martin. In 1996, a KAPL downsizing resulted in the layoffs of 31 workers, all but one of whom were 40 years old or older. The former employees, including Clifford Meacham, filed a lawsuit under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. A federal jury found in favor of the plaintiffs in 2000 and awarded them nearly $6 million in damages, but the verdict was reversed on appeal. The parties entered into a confidential settlement agreement in November 2010.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Supreme Court Opinion
Contractors Involved Penalty
Lockheed Martin Undisclosed
Further Information Released
Supreme Court Opinion (June 2008) 6/19/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database