Amazon News

Amazon Staff Allege Retaliation in Pay Gap Discrimination Suit

Amazon.com Inc. allegedly retaliated against three female employees — including firing one and placing another on a performance plan — after they sued the company for discrimination, the plaintiffs said in new court papers. In an amended complaint filed Friday, …

Amazon Steers Consumers to Higher-Priced Items, Lawsuit Claims

Amazon.com was sued in a proposed U.S. class action accusing the online retailer of violating a consumer protection law by steering hundreds of millions of shoppers to higher-priced items in order to earn extra fees. According to a complaint filed …

Amazon Pulls Plug on UK Home Insurance Venture

Amazon has pulled the plug on its UK home insurance venture – a comparison website – after launching in October 2022. “Over the last year, we have been evaluating various businesses and programs, and as a part of that we’ve …

French Regulator Fines Amazon for ‘Intrusive’ Staff Surveillance

French regulator CNIL said on Tuesday it had fined Amazon France Logistique 32 million euros ($35 million) for what the CNIL said was an “excessively intrusive” surveillance system set up to monitor the performance of staff. The CNIL said indicators …

Amazon Asks Judge to Dismiss FTC Lawsuit, Says No Consumer Harm Shown

Amazon.com asked a federal court on Friday to dismiss a U.S. government antitrust lawsuit which accuses the company of using illegal strategies to boost profits at its online retail empire, including an algorithm that allegedly pushed up prices by more …

New FTC Court Filing: Amazon Made $1B Through Secret Price Algorithm

Amazon.com used a series of illegal strategies to boost profits at its online retail empire, including an algorithm that pushed up prices U.S. households paid by more than $1 billion, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission detailed in a new court …

Amazon Injuries More Widespread Than Thought, Study Says

More than two-thirds of Amazon.com Inc. US warehouse workers surveyed by researchers reported that they took unpaid time off to recover from pain or exhaustion sustained on the job. The new national study, published Wednesday by the University of Illinois …

Nooses Found at Construction Site Lead to Lawsuit Against Amazon, Contractors

Five Black and Hispanic electricians who felt threatened when several nooses were found at an Amazon warehouse construction site in Connecticut have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the company and two contractors, accusing them of inaction, retaliation and …

FTC Poised to Sue Amazon for Antitrust Violations

The Federal Trade Commission is expected to sue Amazon.com Inc. for antitrust violations next week, according to people familiar with the matter – marking the agency’s fourth swipe at the online retail giant this year. The lawsuit, expected to be …

Tile, Amazon Face Lawsuit From Stalking Victims Over Tracking Device Product

A tracking device called Tile may be effective in preventing its user from losing keys, a dog, or a purse, but it is also a tool used by stalkers, according to two women who have filed a proposed class-action lawsuit …