I am a contract worker, contingent. I am a employee (w2) of a agency. I was in a car accident and requested a computer chair prior to the surgery. They let me go immediately after the request when I returned to work and again requested my chair as I was unable to work in so much pain with the chair that I had. They had a doctors note for 1 year ahead. When I complained, via sending out a formal note, they fired me claiming "end of contract" I have photos of my workstation versus and employee workstation of the same surgery. I worked there for 8 years. I am a computer programmer. I offered to bring in my own computer chair, they denied it. I have nerve damage from the spine surgery, but I would have been able to work if I could of sat in a proper chair. My agency outright stated to me "we do not need to accommodate you and the company(an extremely large auto business) does not need to accommodate you, we can let you go for any reason as you are a contract worker" They abuse contract workers and offer them no reasonable accommodation, is there anyone that I could find to take this case?
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.
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