Discrimination Claims: Is Your Staffing Agency Covered?

Discrimination Claims Is Your Staffing Agency CoveredWMS Solutions, a Baltimore staffing agency, is being charged with allegations of harassing and discriminating against employees based on gender and ethnicity. In the wake of these claims, it is advised that you determine whether or not your staffing business would be covered in the event of a harassment case. If not, a Staffing Employment Practices Liability policy will provide the necessary coverage to safeguard your agency.

The US Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance has filed a lawsuit against WMS Solutions for repeated abuse of employees. Allegedly, WMS has favored Hispanic workers, given less working hours to African Americans, Caucasians, and females, and denied employment to qualified candidates. The Department of Labor also claims that over the last 4 years WMS’ company managers were made aware of the issues and allowed for the abuse to continue. What’s more, there was never any initiative taken to squash the issue.

As Director Patricia Shiu of the OFCCP stated “It denied job opportunities to qualified workers based on race and ethnicity. It underpaid female workers and assigned fewer work hours based on race and gender. We have taken action on behalf of these workers. OFCCP is prepared to use every tool at its disposal to ensure that no federal contractors and subcontractors engage in discrimination or harassment.”

Unfortunately, legal claims such as these are commonplace in the workforce. In order to ensure your agency is protected against potential damages resulting from lawsuits or malpractice, World Wide Specialty Programs will provide you with the best insurance solutions. For more information about our offerings and to learn more about current Staffing News, contact our specialists today at (877) 256-0468.