Can a Temp-Agency keep me from being hired to one of there contractor company’s? How can I get released from that company?

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Can a Temp-Agency keep me from being hired to one of there contractor company’s? How can I get released from that company?

I was hired by Pro Truckers Temp agency. I have not been placed on a job in 2 months. I returned to one of the job sites Pro Truckers sent me to. I was told they needed a driver…and ask my have I been released from Pro Trucker…Considering I was ask to apply for my State Employment Insurance. I was no longer employed with Pro Truckers. Today I was told they could not hire me because I was connected to Pro Truckers…I really need help….Thank you, George Michael Bean 562-420-9665 hm 562-400-6635 cell Thank you for you help regarding this most urgent matter. Sincerely, George Bean

Asked on June 24, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, California

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MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

Yes, absolutely they can prevent it.  It is how they keep their business.  It is very difficult to get a release, but your employer should discuss that with the temp-agency, because they are the ones with the long term contract with the temp agency. 

We cannot render legal advice to you as we do not serve as your legal counsel, so you need to contact an attorney in California if you are seeking legal counsel to hire.  Try www.attorneypages.com and check his or her disciplinary record at www.calbar.ca.gov under attorney search.


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