Amazon will pay $500,000 for not disclosing Covid19 data

Due to the current situation, the delivery giants have faced criticism amid the pandemic for their approach to their staff’s protection and benefits.

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New Delhi: Amazon has come to a legal settlement in California in failing to provide adequate data about the workers of the warehouse regarding the COVID19 cases inside the workplace.

The Attorney-general of California stated that the employees had been left “terrified and powerless”.

The worldwide online store will have to pay $500,000, although denied any wrongdoing while agreeing on the settlement.

Amazon cited that according to the law they didn’t require to share the total number of cases with workers or staff, however, they claim to commence recording data from now on.

According to the state’s law, “right to know” requires the firm to keep the employees notified. Underlining the law, the firms have to disclose the potential Covid exposure in the workplace, provide them information related to protection, disinfection, safety plans and benefits and most importantly report any Covid case to the local health agencies.

Amazon spokesperson Barbara Grait said, “The California law doesn’t specify we had to give numbers in those notifications”.

Due to the current situation, the delivery giants have faced criticism amid the pandemic for their approach to their staff’s protection and benefits.

However, the agreement is only applied for the California sites, where around 150,000 Amazon employees work.

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