A state bill would have provided proof that temp agencies were shutting out black workers in favor of Latinos they could more easily exploit. This is the story of why the bill was born – and how it was killed.
After we exposed rampant hiring discrimination at Automation Personnel Services, the Alabama-based temp agency said it would hire an outside firm to look into the problem. But now that its investigation has concluded, the company has decided to keep the findings confidential.
Temp agencies across America have been using coded words and phrases to discriminate against job applicants based on race and gender. Take a look at some of terms we uncovered during our investigation – can you guess what type of person they were referring to?
A Chicago labor organizer is pushing what would be the nation’s first law addressing temp-work discrimination. But to get the bill passed, he says he needs some temp workers to make a big sacrifice.
This hour of Reveal will explore discrimination in the temporary-work industry and look at how it’s affecting people around the country.