New York Sues Amazon Over Employee Security Throughout Pandemic | New York Information

NEW YORK (AP) – New York is suing Amazon, claiming the company failed to provide a safe environment for workers in two state camps as COVID-19 infections rose nationwide.

New York Attorney General Letitia James’ lawsuit landed just days after Amazon preemptively sued to block the lawsuit over its coronavirus security protocols and the sacking of one of its employees who protested labor conditions.

In the lawsuit filed late Tuesday, New York alleged that Amazon “openly disregarded health and safety requirements” and illegally defended itself against employees who raised the alarm.

James opened an investigation against Amazon in March after complaining about the lack of precautions to protect employees in New York facilities during the pandemic. The investigation was later expanded to investigate whether Amazon illegally fired or disciplined employees who reported these security concerns.

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