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Amazon Sued Over Warehouses After N.Y. Worker Brings Coronavirus Home

Amazon.com Inc has been sued for allegedly fostering the spread of the coronavirus by mandating unsafe working conditions, causing at least one employee to contract COVID-19, bring it home, and see her cousin die. The complaint was filed on Wednesday …

Amazon Extends French Warehouse Closures on COVID-19 Safety Dispute with Workers

Amazon will keep its six warehouses in France closed until at least April 22 after a stand-off with unions over sanitary conditions amid the coronavirus outbreak, it said on Sunday. The Seattle-based e-commerce giant has been under scrutiny over its …

Amazon Shuts Warehouses in France over Worker Safety During COVID-19 Crisis

Amazon has no clarity yet on when its warehouses in France might reopen, the head of its French business said on Thursday, after the e-commerce giant clashed with unions over the measures taken to limit the risks of coronavirus contagion. …

Amazon Fires Two Employees Who Criticized Working Conditions at Warehouses

Amazon.com Inc. said on Tuesday it terminated two employees, who criticized the working conditions at the e-commerce giant’s warehouses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, for “repeatedly violating internal policies.” The termination of Emily Cunningham and Maren Costa, who …

Warehouse Workers Risk COVID-19 Shipping Knick-Knacks, Luxury Goods

As U.S. authorities ordered shutdowns of non-essential businesses to fight coronavirus, retailer Nordstrom Inc. closed hundreds of stores and gave in-store workers three weeks’ pay, calling their safety its top priority. That benefit did not extend to Meagan Christensen, 34, …

Supreme Court Denies Amazon Bid to Skirt State-Based Wage Claims for Security Frisks

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Amazon.com’s bid to avoid a lawsuit seeking to ensure that warehouse workers for the e-commerce giant get paid for the time it takes them to go through extensive post-shift security screenings. …