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Amazon sued by 1 former logistics specialist for not providing employees with Meal Break and Rest Break (News)

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Amazon Sued by Former Employee

Amazon sued by a former logistics specialist. This company has always been criticized for its stances over employee health and facilities. The Tech Giant has been repeatedly accused of making the employees work in unhealthy and unsafe conditions. The Official stand of Amazon, however, has always remained on the side of denial of all these accusations, no matter how much proof you present to them.

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Amazon sued – More about the Gigantic Empire of Jeff Bezos

Amazon came into being on July 5 of the year 1994. Jeff Bezos was the mastermind behind this huge corporation running today and he had started it all from inside his small garage. When you think about it now, it feels like dreaming something while being awake. Such an impossible business magnet he has made himself into today is admirable. But, the first years of Amazon were not that great compared to today. Earlier, Jeff Bezos experienced many struggles and hurdles, and obstacles on his way.

However, today’s Billionaire did not stop at those mere problems that seemed to him like a kid’s problem. Rather, he focused on real-life problems like how to expand the company more and more until it became the world’s best on what it is based on – Electronic Commerce, to say, a shop or store on the Internet from where you can order anything you like as you like whenever you prefer or wherever you want it delivered.

Now, a former Amazon logistics specialist, Lovenia Scott, Amazon sued by her for not giving the proper amount of time to take the mandatory 30-minute meal breaks and 10-minute rest breaks to the employees.

Link:

California amazon warehouse break time complaint.pdf

Scott accuses Amazon of depriving her and her other fellow co-workers of their meal breaks which are cut off from their paycheck by Amazon at the end of the month. Thus, Amazon was sued by Scott.

Scott also alleged that Amazon overloaded employees with so much work that it was almost impossible to even find time for a rest break of 10 minutes, while the company instructed its employees to find rest breaks whenever they ‘find time’. Amazon was sued by Scott for this reason.

She continues on with how there was no official time gap or scheduled meal breaks from the company itself which made the very idea of meal break/rest break impossible during each shift. Even then, employees used to lose at least half of their meal break time standing in the long line at the computer to check in and out for meal breaks.

Amazon, on the other hand, denies any existence of such irresponsibility on its behalf either in regards to Scott’s claims as an individual or on behalf of her co-workers. Thus, Amazon was sued by Scott.

Scott, however, does not stop at only meal break or rest break but continues on grudging about how Amazon made use of her and her colleagues’ personal cell phones for company purposes.

Well, we are now fully aware of the ‘p-e-e incidents’ of the great Amazon, but what else are we to see in the near future, that is a matter of great curiosity.

Amazon has always managed to destroy any market they stepped on and make it their own within a short period of time. The Disruption Policy of Amazon worked in their favour always. Today, it has established itself as one of the most versatile companies in the world through sheer intelligence. Though it is mainly known as the largest marketplace in the world, it is also a cloud hosting provider, Alexa Assistant Provider, Amazon Prime Provider which is the biggest competitor for Netflix out there in the streaming market. Nobody can beat Amazon when it comes to revenue.

Conclusion

Amazon has got what it takes to be on the top. That being said, the monopolist behaviour of Amazon is not going to save them from the ruling or judgment. So, they better be careful with what they are dealing with. Their anti-competitive decisions and steps regarding their fellow contenders of the market make people upset with them.

Till then, keep suing!

Md Ashfak Faysal

Md Ashfak Faysal

I only search for one keyword - 'Tech'.

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