Century Pools — Unethical treatment of employees, deceit and illegal activity
Century Pools is a company that hires Eastern European lifeguards for Northern Virginia and Maryland apartment communities. The management team then scams the seasonal employees out of thousands of US dollars by illegally reducing hours worked so that the final check is incorrect compared to the hours worked. Phone calls to management has fallen on deaf ears, and many seasonal workers returned home after receiving fees for checks that were bounced due to a lack of funds. Century Pools explains to their seasonal employees that each account is separate and that they will get their money when they get home via mail. The checks are never sent and so the employees are being ripped off. The agreed amounts of money for each employee for living arrangements are also siphoned illegally as each employee has more money taken out per paycheck that agreed upon by signed contracts. Century Pools is unethical in every facet of employee and employer relations.
When you scam seasonal foreign workers especially ones from countries that have had little exposure to the US one would expect that a US based company would try to facilitate an honest relationship instead the employees are placed in to apartments with no furnishings, required to work and receive consistent under payments, and agreed upon fees are over charged throughout the months the employees are working. This is illegal and when we contacted the better business bureau as well as equal employment we were told there is a process so we will be going through the process and have accumulate multiple signatures and powers of attorney to approach and hopefully recoup funds that have been stolen from employees over the years.
We have recourse in the US and will not allow a US based company to work in an unethical and dishonest manner. Checks bounced and have bounced with this organization on multiple occasions, employees are lied to and management lacks any understanding of what a contract means, and what integrity is required to honor a signed contract for employment and labor.
Century Pools will be losing multiple contracts and high level corporate officers will be aware of this organization and their lack of integrity and ethics in Virginia and Maryland.