Baltimore Staffing Agency Harassed and Discriminated Against Hispanic Employees

The staffing agency also allowed assault and abuse of those employees, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

The U.S. Department of Labor has alleged that a Baltimore staffing agency for federal contractors hired Hispanic construction laborers and then harassed and discriminated against them. It also allowed supervisors of other federal contractors to assault them physically, make racial slurs, and threaten them with deportation.

The suit also alleges that WMS Solutions LLC discriminated against non-Hispanic applicants, intentionally paid female workers less per hour than males, and assigned fewer work hours to African-American, Caucasian and female laborers.

"WMS allowed workers it hired to be exploited and abused. 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," said Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Director Patricia A. Shiu. "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."

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