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Amazon Fined $500,000 For Hiding COVID Data From Its Employees In California

Amazon Fined $500,000 For Hiding COVID Data From Its Employees In California

Los Angeles Times reports on November 15, Amazon was accused of not revealing the actual number of COVID cases from its workers. Several authorities have stated that Amazon put its worker’s safety in jeopardy by such an act. Amazon has accepted the allegations and has agreed to pay the fine.

Attorney General Is Worried About The Safety Of Workers

The Los Angeles Times stated that Attorney General Rob Bonta had appreciated Amazon and said that it is working towards improving the health of workers affected by COVID-19. The state of California has introduced a new law to ensure a safe working environment for employees.

The report quoted the attorney-general Bonta, who said, ” As our nation continues to battle the pandemic, businesses must do their part to protect workers now, and especially during this holiday season. Californians have a right to know about potential exposures to the coronavirus to protect themselves, their families, and their communities.”

The whole series of allegations was initiated when Amazon concealed the number of covid cases throughout the pandemic. The article also mentions that it is essential for Amazon to inform workers and employees about any new COVID cases within the workplace. Amazon needs to employ preventive measures for the safety of workers and provide them with proper safety equipment.

Amazon Will Investigate The Matter To Find Out The Root Cause

Amazon has not cleared the data regarding the number of COVID-19 cases across more than 150 centers of Amazon in the state of California. Amazon has officially announced that it was surprised with the legal action. Amazon has promised that it will conduct investigations and find out the primary factor behind this issue. The California Division of Safety and Health had fined Amazon earlier for the violations during product delivery.

The spokeswoman of Amazon, Barbara Agrait, said that the company has agreed to pay the fine after keeping the Welfare of employees in mind. She refused to accept that the approach needed a change. She adult chat the company cares for the well-being of its employees and will go to great lengths to ensure their safety.

 

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