Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Willis Towers Watson
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol WLTW)
Headquartered in: 
United Kingdom
Major Industry: 
financial services
Specific Industry: 
Penalty total since 2000: 
Number of records: 
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
competition-related offenses$50,000,0001
employment-related offenses$34,420,2247
consumer-protection-related offenses$2,600,0001
government-contracting-related offenses$689,8281
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices$50,000,0001
employment discrimination$24,352,9872
benefit plan administrator violation$9,200,0001
consumer protection violation$2,600,0001
wage and hour violation$776,2373

Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.


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Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Willis Group Holdings Ltd. price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2005 NY-AG $50,000,000
Willis Group employment discrimination 2008 private lawsuit-federal $12,757,949
Willis Group employment discrimination 2011 private lawsuit-federal $11,595,038
Towers Perrin benefit plan administrator violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $9,200,000
Willis Group Holdings Ltd. consumer protection violation 2007 FL-AG $2,600,000
Watson Wyatt & Company False Claims Act and related 2005 USAO $689,828
Towers Perrin wage and hour violation 2004 WHD $376,093
Towers, Perrin, Forrester & Crosby wage and hour violation 2005 WHD $294,279
Towers Perrin wage and hour violation 2005 WHD $105,865
Watson Wyatt & Co. labor relations violation 2005 NLRB $91,000
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