Apr 9, 2020

Staffing Agency Not Liable for Conduct Beyond Its Control

Staffing Complaint

In a welcome piece of good news for staffing agencies, a California appellate court has reaffirmed the rule that a staffing agency cannot be held liable for alleged workplace discrimination in which it did not participate.  Ducksworth v. Tri-Modal Distribution Services, (Second Appellate District, April 7, 2020). Two employees, Ducksworth and Pollock, sued their immediate employer, Tri-Modal, along with the two staffing agencies – Scotts Labor Leasing and Pacific Leasing – that  had assigned them to work at Tri-Modal, alleging that the failure to promote them was due to discrimination against them as African Americans.  Scotts Labor and Pacific Leasing… Read more