Thank you for your patience.
I'm sorry to hear about your work situation. I've had employers like that, and I know how hard it makes it to even want to go to work in the morning. Unfortunately, this may be a time where as a lawyer I don't have any good news to give you. Allow me to explain. The law only prohibits an employer from discriminating against employees if it is discriminatory in nature -generally that means because of race, religion, age (if over 40), sex, disability or national origin. Some states expand upon that to include a few other things, like sexual orientation. There is no law, state or federal, that says an employer cannot be mean, rude, disrespectful, etc. to employees. In fact, the Supreme Court once noted that the law is not "a civility code." So being unprofessional or hurtful isn't against the law -only when it crosses the line into discrimination does it become discriminatory.
However, even if this was a case of employment discrimination, if you fill out a 1099, you are an independent contractor, not an employee of the company, and the courts have said independent contractors cannot sue on the basis of workplace discrimination. You may have a claim for breach of contract, depending on the agreement you may have signed with the employer, but that's it.
Your remedy, unfortunately, therefore, is to seek another job where the employer knows how to treat its employees like the decent people they are.
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