Q: As an independent contractor (truck driver) delivering loads for Amazon, I was banned by Amazon's Security firm
Amazon is not my employer. the trucking Co. I work under is only contracted by Amazon (example: USPS & Amazon.). I think it's wrong for The manager in charge of the Security Company to ban me from all amazon fullfilment centers after she turned around and yelled at me to 'step back!' for social distancing inside the visitors office. She didn't like my reply regardless whatever I said I was wearing a mask and there is no audio recording only video. I can no longer enter any amz facility. It's all on video, I was only a foot shy of 6ft from her and she targeted me for an argument. I have a right to reply in defense to her accusation ordering me with a pointing finger/yelling.
A: So I wonder what your reply was that got you banned. You haven't indicated whether you think this was unlawful on her part. There just isn't enough information provided to advise you what you should do next. You can always contact a labor lawyer to help you figure things out. You could also contact the Labor Commissioner's office to see if they can help you, but if you are truly an independent contractor they might not be able to help you. I suggest you contact an experienced employment lawyer to determine whether you are a true independent contractor or not under the new law which really has re-defined the test for determining whether you should actually be classified as an employee. Whatever you do, don't sit on your rights or you may lose them.
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