Letitia James quickly replied saying: “Throughout this pandemic”. Amazon employees have been forced to work in unsafe conditions. All while the company and its CEO made billions off of their backs,” she said in a statement. “This action by Amazon is nothing more than a sad attempt to distract from the facts and shirk accountability for its failures to protect hardworking employees from a deadly virus.”
Amazon accused of taking revenge from workers
Amazon’s problems with U.S. regulators first started when workers at the tech giant’s Staten Island facility protested against the company amid the corona-virus pandemic. Workers accused the tech company of lacking COVID-19 safety protection.
In return, Amazon fired one of the protest organizers, Chris Smalls — alleging him of violating quarantine order because he was exposed to a contaminated colleague. Smalls accused the company of being “immoral and inhumane” and said that Amazon wanted to revenge.
Meanwhile, the New York Attorney General asked in the complaint to payback Smalls and Derrick Palmer who has also sued the company — accusing it of putting him and his family at risk. However, a federal judge dismissed Palmer’s case and said that he should have contacted the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration instead.