I need some advice. In 2018, I joined a startup. They paid me as a contractor because they said they couldn’t afford the taxes and I’d be able to deduct more anyway. I was being paid well enough that it didn’t bother me. Shortly after being hired (about 3 months) I became pregnant, and in 2019 had my baby. When I returned to work, they made me take a major pay cut (cut by about $15K annually) and continued to pay me as a contractor even though I was an employee. I was feeling extremely trapped bc they tried to claim 2 weeks of maternity leave was “enough”, fired me when my son was in the hospital at 5 weeks old for a surgical procedure, re-hired me for an even lower salary a few weeks later (when I was vulnerable and terrified and having trouble finding other work). So recently I got a new job at an amazing company and I’m just looking for advice on a few things. 1.) I am filing my taxes and being charged an astronomical tax amount which I feel they should pay because they paid me as a contractor so that THEY could avoid paying their taxes. Do I have any legal recourse? Can I report them so they have to pay employees right even with me gone? 2.) Do anti-discrimination laws apply to people paid as contractors as well? I really just want to make sure she doesn’t do this to anyone else. Thanks in advance!