Washington: Amazon.com Inc was hit on Wednesday (Might 19) with 5 new lawsuits by ladies who labored in company or warehouse administration roles, and accused the net retailer of gender bias, racial bias or each.
The ladies, ages 23 to 64, accused Amazon of favoring males over ladies in profession progress, permitting supervisors to denigrate them, and retaliating after they complained.
Two plaintiffs are Black, one is Latina, one is Asian-American and one is white. They filed their lawsuits in federal courts in Arizona, California, Delaware and Amazon`s hometown of Seattle.
An Amazon spokesman mentioned the corporate has discovered no proof supporting the accusations. He additionally mentioned Amazon doesn’t tolerate discrimination or harassment and helps a “diverse, equitable and inclusive culture.”
The lawsuits have been filed by the Wigdor regulation agency, which additionally represents a Black supervisor at Amazon Net Companies who sued in March over alleged systemic discrimination.
Wednesday`s (Might 19) plaintiffs included Cindy Warner, a homosexual govt in that unit, who mentioned a male supervisor overtly known as her a “bitch,” an “idiot” and a “nobody,” and that Amazon terminated her job after studying she had employed a lawyer.
Pearl Thomas, one of many Black plaintiffs, mentioned a human assets worker downplayed considerations about her therapy by saying Thomas was upset by present occasions and that “my name is not Derek Chauvin,” the white former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murdering George Floyd.
The Wigdor agency has additionally represented ladies who accused now-convicted film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, and Fox News staff alleging bias or harassment there.
In April, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos mentioned his firm wanted to handle staff higher, and Amazon mentioned it needed extra Blacks in senior and company roles.
Amazon ended 2020 with about 1.3 million full- and part-time staff.
The corporate is urging shareholders at its Might 26 annual assembly to reject a proposal requiring an unbiased audit analyzing its “impacts on civil rights, equity, diversity and inclusion.”