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Tags: amazon | pregnancy and disability discrimination | new york governor kathy hochul

New York Accuses Amazon of Pregnancy, Disability Discrimination

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New York Governor Kathy Hochul (AP)

Wednesday, 18 May 2022 09:06 AM EDT

The New York State Division of Human Rights has filed a complaint against Amazon.com Inc. accusing the online retailer of discriminating against pregnant and disabled workers at its worksites, Governor Kathy Hochul said Wednesday.

Amazon was also accused of having policies requiring the workers to take unpaid leaves of absence instead of providing them with reasonable accommodations.

"My administration will hold any employer accountable, regardless of how big or small, if they do not treat their workers with the dignity and respect they deserve," Hochul said in a statement.

Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

New York says Amazon operates 23 worksites with more than 39,000 workers across the state.

The Seattle-based company has been the target of litigation by state Attorney General Letitia James over its treatment of workers at two New York City facilities.

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The New York State Division of Human Rights has filed a complaint against Amazon.com Inc. accusing the online retailer of discriminating against pregnant and disabled workers at its worksites, Governor Kathy Hochul said Wednesday.
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