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Can I sue the temp agency I work for?

First off, I'm not looking for a huge payout. I'm looking for justice and compensation for I feel I am owed. I work for a temp agency because its the only way I can find work. I started last october as a material handler. I did that and they liked my work, and I was the moved to the shipping area ( which is supposed to pay more). Anyway, after I did that for about 4 months, they decided I was challenged enough by the role i was in and moved me into the officed as a buyer/planner. I did that for another 3 months before a customer service position came available in the company im contracted to. SO i applied for this job as it pays more that the initial job i was contracted to do. I got the job and have been doing it now for 2 months. So heres the catch, the entire time i've been changing into roles that pay more, my jobe title has never changed from a material handler to anything else, and neither has my pay. I was doing an office job for the pay of manual labor job ( which everyone knows is substancially lower). I made the agency aware of my changes every time i moved, and i also asked for more pay. The girl that was in the customer service position i am in now, made 4 dollars more on the hour than i do, doing th exact same thing. I am actually more qualified than she was ( i only know because i am still friends with her outside of work). I have tried reasoning with both the temp agency and my current place of employment and cannot get anywhere. they ignore my calls now and i really feel like i am being wronged. please give me any information you can. i have an appointment with an employment lawyer after the holidays. Thanks Hi guys and thanks for your input. i live in NC and according to the department of labor, they have to pay me according to the job im preforming. i signed a contract as a material handler yes im aware of that, however, i preformed other jobs because i was made to do so. the department of labor says im correct in thinking i should be paid more, so i think im going to do more research.

Asked By: - 12/28/2012
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The Temp agency is the only one that controls your hourly Wage according to the contract between the Agency and the Company... More
Answered By: George - 12/28/2012
Additional Answers (3)
You can't sue someone for your "feelings". There is nothing illegal or wrong with paying someone more money.
Answered By: scott b - 12/28/2012
 
The lawyer will be more than happy to take your money on a case he knows you will not win... More
Answered By: Badge203 - 12/28/2012
 
No. Your employer is the agency, they can pay you what they want. I do mail-room work, and I'm classed as a " clerical " worker.
Answered By: Vinegar Taster - 12/28/2012
 
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