Unfortunately, third-party recruiters are not liable under federal or state anti-discrimination laws because those laws only apply to "employers" not recruiters. Moreover, it is the employer who ultimately makes the decision, not the recruiter.
I understand that you believe the recruiter failed to even submit your resume and has possibly misrepresented doing so. Assuming this could be proven, as harsh as it sounds, I do not believe that particular situation would be covered by the major antidiscrimination laws because they are not an "employer" as defined by the statute.
There may be some other creative ways to hold the recruiter liable and perhaps other Avvo lawyers may have a suggestion.
I don't see any liability on the part of the recruiter at all.
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