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Details of alleged discrimination while working at Amazon®
Amazon® has established itself as the largest retailer in the world over the past couple of decades—promising fast deliveries of products, the company has swiftly grown and is now relied upon by tens of millions of Americans.
Unfortunately, however, the company has developed a reputation for treating its workers unfairly—the company has been sued by five different women based on alleged discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
The lawsuits were filed on May 19 in California, Delaware, Washington, and Arizona by women who were employed in the company's logistical operations, headquarters, and regional offices.
Details of the alleged discrimination, harassment, and retaliation against Amazon® include:
- Tiffany Godwin—a Black woman in the human resources group at Amazon®—alleged in her complaint that her white supervisors treated her as if she was a second-class citizen, despite being more qualified than the younger white men who were promoted above her.
- Diana Cuervo—a Latina manager in Everett, Washington Amazon® warehouse—reportedly was targeted by her manager with repeated racist comments before firing her after she submitted a discrimination complaint with human resources.
- Pearl Thomas—a Black woman working in the Amazon Web Services® cloud division at Amazon's® Seattle headquarters—reported she met with her manager virtually to talk about the post-pandemic return-to-work plans when the manager said the "N" word before ending the call.
- Cindy Warner—a gay woman working in a senior position in the professional services group for Amazon Web Services®—alleged that predominantly white male executives targeted her for sexist and abusive treatment before being passed over for promotions and subsequently fired from the company in retaliation.
Also, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a state agency has filed a complaint against Amazon®, alleging it discriminates against pregnant workers and workers with disabilities.
Amazon® is not alone in allowing potentially discriminatory practices to flourish in its workplaces.
If you are a member of a protected group and believe that your employer has engaged in unlawful discrimination based on your protected status, you should talk to an experienced attorney.
We urge victims of alleged discrimination while working at Amazon® to get a free, private case evaluation.
Details on the various types and requirements of discrimination lawsuits
The Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against applicants and workers in all aspects of employment on the basis of their protected characteristics.
These protected statuses include the following:
- Sexual orientation
- National origin
- Gender identity
Several other federal laws also prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of age if over 40, genetic information, disability status, and pregnancy status, including:
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act;
- The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act;
- The Americans with Disabilities Act; and,
- The Pregnancy Discrimination Act
Title VII also provides protection to workers from retaliation for filing discrimination complaints or participating in investigations of discrimination complaints.
To meet the burden of proof for a discrimination case, the plaintiff must prove the following elements:
- The employee is a member of a protected group based on race, sex, color, etc.;
- The employee was fully qualified for the position or was performing the job well and meeting the job expectations;
- The employee was not hired, not promoted, or was fired; and,
- The employer chose someone for the position who was less qualified and who was not a member of a protected group.
To establish a case of harassment, a plaintiff must prove the following elements:
- The plaintiff is a member of a protected group;
- The plaintiff was targeted for unwelcome harassment;
- The harassment was based on the plaintiff's membership in a protected group;
- The harassing conduct was strong enough that it affected the conditions of the plaintiff's job; and,
- The employer either knew or should have known about what was happening but failed to attempt to stop it.
We believe that victims of alleged discrimination while working at Amazon® should receive justice and compensation for losses.
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