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State sues Amazon for lack of occupational safety.
The world’s largest online retailer has violated labor law in the state by failing to ensure a safe work environment, New York Attorney General Letitia James said on Wednesday.
The allegations go further. Multi-billionaire Jeff Bezos’ corporation is also accused in the lawsuit of unlawfully firing and disciplining employees, who protested against the working conditions. “Amazon put profit above people,” said James. While the company made billions in the crisis, employees had to endure security risks.
Amazon sues prosecutor
The public prosecutor exceeded her powers, the regulation of job security is not her.
Among other things, Amazon was criticized in April 2020 for dismissing an employee who had started a protest because the group allegedly had insufficiently protected employees in Staten Island from the corona virus.
The man was fired because he violated quarantine requirements and thereby endangered colleagues, Amazon countered.