Scenario: Bill places a application to work as a temporary worker. The agency places him on the job. One day the client (company the agency placed Bill) called the agency and says that they are ending Bill's assignment and he doesn't need to return. The client claims Bill did a misconduct at work twice, but the temporary agency manager never received a complaint regarding her worker Bill. As of right now the agency doesn't have anything in Bill's area; so they advised him to file unemployment.
If a potential employer calls the temporary agency manager, would it be wrong for the agency to say Bill was terminated? And would it be wrong for them to give him a bad reference when they never received a complaint prior to the one phone from the client saying Bill's assignment as ended.A client can't terminate a temporary worker as the worker doesn't work for the company and only works for the temporary agency. So to tell a potential employer they were terminated would be incorrect in my opinion. I believe there is a difference between the client not wanting the worker's "help" anymore and being terminated. Only the employer which is the temporary agency can terminate the worker and in a case like this they wasn't terminated but the assignment ended. Would it be right for the temp. agency to give a bad reference about the worker to a potential employer when the manager of the agency in fact stated on record that she never received a complaint about the worker? Would it be right for her to base her statement to a potential employer only on the words of the client when in fact they never informed her of anything wrong the client has done? The is now hindering the ex-temp worker from getting a job because of what the manager of the agency can and probably will say.