An Alabama-based temp agency that former workers accuse of rampant hiring discrimination announced it will conduct an internal investigation and set up an anonymous tip line, even as federal officials seek out whistleblowers in response to a Reveal investigation.
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?
This hour of Reveal will explore discrimination in the temporary-work industry and look at how it’s affecting people around the country.
Hiring workers based on race or sex is illegal, but some companies are skirting the law by contracting out their discriminatory practices to temp agencies, a Reveal investigation has found.
Top outsourcing firms deluge the federal government with applications for H-1B visas, sidelining smaller American employers, according to The New York Times. This echoes findings of our investigation last year, which found that labor brokers had exploited Indian tech workers at some of America’s top companies.
In a case the Los Angeles district attorney’s office is calling one of the largest insurance scams in the state, an orthopedic surgeon is accused of deceiving patients into having surgery by an unqualified assistant and undergoing procedures they didn’t need.