(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc. sued New York prosecutors on Friday to stop the state from taking legal action over its early COVID-19 response, including the dismissal of activist Christian Smalls.
The dealer pulled a review. 10 months ago when workers protested against the conditions at a warehouse on Staten Island and it fired Mr. Smalls for violating a paid quarantine. Senators questioned Amazon about the incident, the city announced an investigation and Attorney General Letitia James said the company may have broken the law.
In a lawsuit in Brooklyn federal court, Amazon accused James of exceeding the limits by legally threatening the company and demanding action such as its transfer of profits. Federal labor and security laws prevent the state, from which Amazon seeks injunctions, its color said.
Reuters could not immediately seek Mrs James' comment.
The atypical lawsuit shows how Amazon believes it was unfairly harmed despite the many precautions Coronavirus has implemented, most recently COVID-1
According to the lawsuit, Amazon brilliantly abandoned an unannounced city inspection of its Staten Island facility on March 30, the day of the protest. The warehouse's temperature checks, signs to encourage social distancing and shifting shifts showed that the safety report was "completely unfounded", the trial said the inspector found.
Amazon stated that the requirements of the Office of the Attorney General's Office (OAG) were "much stricter than the standard adopted by the OAG when defending, in other disputes, the New York State Court's reasonable but more limited security response to COVID-19."
Amazon said that OAG judged violations regardless of the documentation provided by the company, such as photographs of Mr. Smalls not social distancing, Mr. Smalls has said he would not stop protesting until Amazon protects staff, and in November he filed a class action lawsuit against blacks and blacks. Spanish-speaking workers he claimed Amazon was exposed to.
More than 19,000 or 1.44% of Amazon's U.S. frontline employees received COVID-19 in September, the company said.
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