Ruth Parks owns Top Resources, a temporary employment agency, with offices in Kansas and Missouri. She discovers an employee working at a big-box store. The employee is collecting workers’ compensation (WC) for an injury she claims occurred while on assignment for Top Resources. The bigger picture paints Parks’s concern that the temporary nature of employment agencies lends itself to greater risk of WC fraud. This case raises ethical issues concerning truth-telling, whistle-blowing, and workers’ compensation. It raises questions concerning employee versus employer rights and the limited effects of regulations in adjudicating these claims.
Darden Business Publishing – University of Virginia