Temp employee discrimination complaint

I was employed through a temporary agency with a large telecommunications industry as a temporary employee. Do I have the right to file a discrimination complaint with EEO against that company even though I was just a temp and technically not an employee of the company?

1 answer  |  asked Mar 5, 2004 2:20 PM [EST]  |  applies to Arizona

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Francis Fanning
A temp is an employee

Yes, you can file a charge against the company. When you work through a temp agency, the agency and the employer for whom you perform services are generally treated as joint employers. As long as the company employs 15 or more employees (20 for age discrimination claims), the civil rights laws apply. You can also file a charge against the agency through which you work if that agency engages in discriminatory practices. For more information about the specifics of filing charges, go to www.eeoc.gov.

posted by Francis Fanning  |  Mar 5, 2004 4:56 PM [EST]

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