Illinois Court Refuses to Make Temp’s Civil Rights Claims Permanent

Jan 6, 2016

Even flunkies of Intro to HR can tell you that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of race, gender, and other protected categories. But as the economy has fluctuated, more companies have hired temporary employees or used staffing agencies to fill the gaps of their workforce. This makes the question of when someone is an “employer” for purposes of Title VII liability a little trickier to answer. A recent federal court decision provides a primer.

The complete article originally appeared on HR.BLR.com.

This article was written by Kelly Smith Haley who is a partner at Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll, LLP, and an editor of the Illinois Employment Law Letter. She can be reached at ksmithhaley@fslc.com.

This article was written by Kelly Smith Haley who is a partner at Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll, LLP, and an editor of the Illinois Employment Law Letter. She can be reached at ksmithhaley@fslc.com.