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Legal Counsel : Labelling you a contract worker for the purpose of denying you rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act is an unlawful practice. If you were an employee of the agency, especially for 8 years (!) , they have the duty to accomodate you if you suffer from a serious medical condition recognized under the ADA, or they are required to make sure the company to which they contract you with accommodates your serius medical condition. You should consult with a California Employment attorney as soon as possible and tell him or her your situation. A good employment lawyer will know how to represent you. Please consult with one soon.
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Are there any references you can provide me with? This is a very large business and many lawyers may already be contracted by this company. The employment lawyers I have called have said right away, they do not deal with contract workers. Thank you for your assistance.
Legal Counsel : Please call your local Bar Association or local Lawyer Referral service and ask for a list of Employment Law attorneys. When you call the attorneys make sure you tell them that you are an emplyee of the agency, that you receive a W2 form and are considered an employee of the agency. Unfortunately, I cannot refer you to a specific attorney, because this is a public site and it would be a volation of the site rules as well a violation of your attorney client privilege. Please dont give up. California law does not allow agecny workers to be treated unfairly.
Legal Counsel : Please also check with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) because as an agency woker, you also have rights against discrimintion under the ADA, Title VII, and the Equal Pay Act. These are federal rights that any good emplyment lawyer will know.