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Judges Appear Skeptical of Fired Amazon Organizer’s Race Bias Claims

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday seemed unlikely to revive claims that Amazon.com Inc. fired New York warehouse worker Christian Smalls, a pivotal figure in a campaign to unionize the company’s workforce, because of his race. A three-judge 2nd U.S. …

Amazon Faces $1 Billion UK Class-Action Lawsuit Over Use of ‘Secretive’ Algorithm

Amazon.com Inc. faces a UK class-action lawsuit over claims the tech giant uses a “secretive” algorithm to abuse its dominant position in the online marketplace. Amazon has made millions of customers pay more by hiding better deals on platforms to …

Update: Amazon Launches Home Insurance Comparison Website for UK Customers

Amazon.com Inc. is launching a home insurance portal in Britain and has signed up three big-name insurers as it pushes further into financial services across the globe. Ageas UK, Co-op, and LV= General Insurance, a unit of German insurer Allianz, …

Amazon Keeps Growing, and So Does Its Cache of Data on You

From what you buy online, to how you remember tasks, to when you monitor your doorstep, Amazon is seemingly everywhere. And it appears the company doesn’t want to halt its reach anytime soon. In recent weeks, Amazon has said it …

Amazon Warehouse Walkouts Over Pay Seen Spreading Across UK

Hundreds of Amazon.com Inc.’s UK workers are planning walkouts in the coming days after logistics workers clashed with managers over pay. A series of walkouts and slowdown protests at at least seven facilities in Essex, Coventry, Bristol, Swindon, Chesterfield, Warrington …

How Amazon Thinks About Auto Insurance for Delivery Service Partners

Amazon runs an auto insurance program for its delivery service providers, but if those DSPs choose to buy their insurance from competitors instead, Amazon is fine with that. In fact, Amazon might prefer it if their insurance customers buy coverage …

Reuters: Behind Amazon’s 13,000 Disciplinary Notices at New York Warehouse

Amazon worker Gerald Bryson had hand-counted thousands of items in his warehouse’s inventory over three days when his manager showed him a “Supportive Feedback Document.” Bryson had made 22 errors, the 2018 write-up said, including tallying 19 products in a …

Whole Foods Workers Lose Appeal Over ‘Black Lives Matter’ Masks

A U.S. appeals court said Whole Foods employees cannot sue the upscale grocery chain or its parent Amazon.com Inc. after being sent home without pay or disciplined for wearing Black Lives Matter face masks on the job. In a 3-0 …

California Court: Amazon Customers Can Sue Over Lack of Toxic Warnings

The California Supreme Court on Wednesday left intact a ruling that allows customers to sue Amazon.com for failing to warn buyers that some products it sells may contain hazardous substances such as mercury. The court denied a request by Amazon’s …

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Southwest Airlines Cannot Force Wage Suit Into Arbitration

Southwest Airlines Co. cannot force a baggage handler’s class action lawsuit over overtime pay into private arbitration, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday in a decision with costly potential implications for companies including Amazon.com Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. …