Amazon was recently exposed to 5 new lawsuits by women who worked in corporate or warehouse management roles, and accused the online retailer of sexism, racial bias, or both.
The women, aged between 23 and 64, accused Amazon of favoring men over women in career growth, allowing supervisors to tarnish their reputation, and retaliate after filing a complaint. Federalism in Arizona, California, Delaware, and Amazon’s hometown of Seattle.
A spokesperson for Amazon said that the company did not find any evidence to support these accusations. He also said that Amazon does not tolerate discrimination or harassment, and supports “a diverse, fair and inclusive culture.” Amazon Web Services, who filed a lawsuit in March over the alleged systematic discrimination.
Perle Thomas, a black prosecutor, said the human resources officer played down concerns about her treatment by saying that Thomas was upset about current events and that “my name is not Derek Chauvin,” the former white Minneapolis police officer convicted of killing George Floyd.
Wigdor also represented the women who accused now convicted film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, and Fox News employees alleging bias or harassment there. In April, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said his company needed to take better care of employees, and Amazon said it wanted more. Blacks are in top positions and companies.