“Temp Agency Faces Discrimination Suit from African-American Job Seekers,” CBS Evening News
December 07, 2016
MVP Staffing is a job placement agency that operates 60 offices in 38 states. Its vehicles carry thousands of mostly temporary workers to client companies every day. It now stands accused of rigging the business against African Americans.
Built on the testimony of alleged MVP whistleblowers, a lawsuit charges the company systematically placed Hispanics over blacks for one simple reason: Hispanics were often undocumented and less inclined to complain about hours, wages or conditions.
“The actions of MVP that we’ve uncovered were either directly responsive to the client companies’ demands or what they anticipated the client companies wanted,” said Joseph Sellers, Chair of Cohen Milstein’s Civil Rights & Employment practice and an attorney for the group of African-American plaintiffs.