Jun 17, 2020
Amazon faces backlash over Covid-19 safety measures
Amazon is introducing new technology to keep employees safe at work, including a wearable device that alerts staff if they get too close to each other. Three Amazon employees who work in the JFK8 fulfilment centre in Staten Island, New York, have launched a lawsuit alleging that the company's leave policies and failure to do thorough contact tracing of ill workers' interactions "Have put us all at risk". An increase in the allowance for Time off Task, so workers can wash their hands and clean work stations. "In response to the claims of the lawsuit, Amazon told the BBC:"We are saddened by the tragic impact Covid-19 has had on communities across the globe, including on some Amazon team members and their family and friends. The firm temporarily shut warehouses across the country after a court ruled that it had not adequately consulted the employee works council on coronavirus safety protocols.
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