I work as an "independent contractor" at a residence facility providing care to elderly. I am contracted and paid by their families (PDAs). All the contractors have cooperated to provide 24-hour coverage in shifts. Recently, certain contractors have taken authority upon themselves to regulate my work, deprive me of shifts, even tell me I am on "probation" for "unauthorized communication" with the PDAs. I work for these PDAs and am being told I'm not to contact them with concerns about their relatives care or medication. I have been subjected to harassment, intimidation, bullying and malicious gossip. There are no by-laws or cooperative agreements among the contractors. It's just 7 women working in the same place. What options do I have except to allow myself to be driven out?