Amazon settles with employees allegedly fired for criticizing working conditions

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NLRB finds that Amazon illegally fired him for advocating for better working conditions

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Amazon.com Inc. And the US National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) said on Wednesday that the company has settled with two former employees who alleged they were fired last year after criticizing the working conditions at the e-commerce giant’s warehouses. was given.

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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The NLRB found in April that Amazon had fired him for illegally advocating for better working conditions while on the job. global pandemic.

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The US agency said the company had reached a non-board agreement with two former employees, the terms of which were not disclosed. A non-board agreement is a private agreement between the parties, where they agree to resolve matters by settlement rather than by litigation.

However, the Regional Director of NLRB is required to review and approve the Private 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.

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CNBC first reported the agreement.

Cunningham and Costa rise to prominence to inspire e-commerce giant to do more Climate change, questioned Amazon’s pandemic safety protocols, and worked to raise funds for warehouse workers at risk of contracting COVID-19.


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