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Case Name Watters Associates v. Superior Court
Date 02/25/1991
Note Temp agency exempted from liability for damages recovered by employee.
Citation 227 Cal.App.3d 1341
WCC Citation WCC 23951991 CA
WATTERS ASSOCIATES et al. , Petitioners, v. THE SUPERIOR COURT OF ALAMEDA COUNTY, Respondent; GARDCO MANUFACTURING, INC. , et al. , Real Parties in Interest. (Superior Court of Alameda County, No. H127070-9, Joanne C. Parrilli, Judge. )In Watters Associates v. Superior Court (1990) 218 Cal. App. 3d 1322 [267 Cal. Rptr. 696] (Watters I) we held that an injured temporary employee could not pursue a civil action against his employment agency for an injury caused by his temporary employer's removal of the point of operation guard on a power press. Lamont G. Conley, registered as a temporary manufacturing employee, was sent by petitioners Watters Associates, Watters Personnel Service, and/or Shirley Watters (identified collectively as agency hereafter) to the business premises of real party in interest Gardco Manufacturing, Inc. (temporary employer hereafter). (Santa Cruz Poultry, Inc. v. Superior Court (1987) 194 Cal. App. 3d [227 Cal. App. 3d 1346] 575, 578-579 [239 Cal. Rptr.

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