If you are providing services to an employer under a contract, you are protected under the Fair Employment and Housing Act of California in the same way employees are. That is, it’s illegal for the employer to discriminate against you based on race, age, sexual orientation and other protected classes. An employer is also barred from harassing its independent contractors and, of course, from breaching the contract. If you believe your employer has treated you unfairly with regard to your pay or your hours, or you have been harassed or discriminated against as an independent contractor, you may have a claim. I hope you’ll call me. I can help.