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Ex-Employee Who Protested Safety Sues Amazon Alleging Bias in His Firing

A former Amazon.com Inc. worker who protested conditions at his New York City fulfillment center sued the retailer on Thursday, accusing it of discrimination for firing him and for putting Black and Hispanic workers at heightened risk of contracting COVID-19. …

Federal Judge Dismisses Amazon N.Y. Warehouse Workers’ COVID-19 Lawsuit

A federal judge dismissed New York warehouse workers’ lawsuit against Amazon, ruling that their allegations about the company’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic should have been brought to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration instead. The lawsuit filed in June …

Amazon Injuries Could Spark Higher Workers’ Comp Rates for Fulfillment Centers

Injuries in Amazon.com Inc. warehouses could damage more than just the company’s reputation. They could start to hurt the e-commerce giant’s bottom line, as well. Washington state’s workplace safety regulator says workers in Amazon’s highly automated warehouses are injured at …

Amazon Workers’ Injury Rate Higher Than Industry Average, Report Says

Amazon.com Inc. warehouse workers in the U.S. are getting hurt at a higher rate than the industry average, according to an investigative report. The rate of injuries contradicts more rosy assertions the company has made to lawmakers and the public, …

California Scrutinizing Amazon’s Treatment of Workers During Coronavirus Outbreak

California’s attorney general and state and local agencies are investigating whether Amazon.com Inc. has taken adequate steps to protect its workers from the coronavirus pandemic, according to a court filing on Monday. Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s office, California’s Division of …

Workers Turn Into Sleuths to Track Sicknesses Where Employers Keep Covid Data Secret

Jana Jumpp spends eight hours a day updating a spreadsheet — not for work, but a recent hobby: figuring out how many of Amazon’s 400,000 warehouse workers have fallen sick with the coronavirus. Amazon won’t give a number, so Jumpp …

Smart Cameras at Amazon Provide Real-Time Social Distancing Feedback to Employees

Amazon Inc. is pairing cameras with artificial intelligence to enforce social distancing among employees in its offices and warehouses. The system gives employees real time feedback on whether they are complying with the six feet social distancing rule. “Given social …

Amazon’s Heavily Automated, Frugal HR Leaves Sick Workers in Limbo

Tony Banks told Amazon.com Inc. right away when he tested positive for Covid-19. More than a month later, he’s on the mend, but struggling with fatigue and shortness of breath that makes most physical activity feel like he’s just sprinted …

Amazon’s French Warehouses to Reopen After Ending Virus Safety Dispute with Workers

Amazon’s French warehouses are set to reopen on Tuesday with about 30% of employees, three union officials said, ending a month-long dispute over whether the e-commerce giant was doing enough to protect workers from the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. retailer’s …

French Court Keeps Limits in Place for Amazon Deliveries, in Victory for Its Workers

A French court on Friday rejected Amazon‘s appeal against a ruling that restricts what it can deliver during the coronavirus crisis, handing a victory to unions which had criticized the U.S. e-commerce giant’s safety measures. Amazon must limit deliveries in …