Besides directly applying to employers for the job, the unemployed can also turn to private recruiters for the help in finding a job, or contact employment agencies for some short-term assignments. You should know that in latter cases you have the same legal rights as in directly applying to employers. Below, The Margarian Law Firm lawyers explain you the main responsibilities of job search companies in California.
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First of all, there must not be discrimination of workers because of their race, age, gender, national origin. If this rule is violated, the employer, including job search agencies, can be held to responsability. For example, in cases when they eliminate all women from the applicant pool.
Secondly, all agencies might be responsible for workplace problems. Discrimination and harassment on the workplace are not allowed, and irrespective of gender if you are doing the same job, then the agency must pay the same wage. In the case of unsafe conditions you can turn to court, as well as to other government agencies and protect your rights.
Thirdly, employment search companies must not misrepresent job details. In most cases, private employment agencies get commissions for placing an employee with an employer. Therefore, any agency is highly motivated to convince you to accept the job. However, an agency may misrepresent significant details about your future job, i.e. job title, responsibilities. In result, you accept the position based on false information. You may file a lawsuit against the agency for intentionally giving you misleading information.
Fourthly, it is illegal to make false promises. Any agency that guarantees employment, and asks for a nonrefundable fee upfront should be skeptically treated. This is illegal and you may have legal right to sue for getting your money back.