Amazon settles with employees allegedly fired for criticizing working conditions

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September 29 (Businesshala) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and the US National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) said on Wednesday that the company has reached a settlement with two former employees who alleged that they were forced to leave the job last year. Was fired for criticizing the circumstances. In the warehouses of the e-commerce giant.

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Amazon terminated the employment of Emily Cunningham and Maran Costa, who accused the company of discriminatory enforcement of policies and setting rules that “prevent employees from exercising rights,” according to their allegation filed in October. Cool and restrain”.

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Amazon illegally fired them after the NLRB found in April that they advocated for better working conditions during the pandemic.

Cunningham and Costa said in a joint statement on Wednesday, “Amazon will require us to pay our lost wages and post a notice to all of our technical and warehouse workers nationwide that Amazon workers organize and violate their rights.” Can’t set fire to experiment.” .

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The US agency said the company had reached a non-board agreement, a private agreement between the parties in which terms were not disclosed, along with former employees.

However, the Regional Director of NLRB is required to review and approve the settlement agreement before allowing the withdrawal of fee.

“We have reached a mutual agreement that addresses the legal issues in this matter and welcomes the resolution of this matter,” an Amazon spokesperson said in an emailed statement.

CNBC first reported the agreement.

Cunningham and Costa rose to prominence for pushing the e-commerce giant to do more on climate change, questioning Amazon’s pandemic safety protocols and raising funds for warehouse workers at risk of contracting COVID-19 did the job.

Reporting in Bengaluru by Sabhatjahan Contractor, Nishit Jogi and Niket Nishant; Vinay Dwivedi and Ramakrishnan M.

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