Amazon discriminates against pregnant and disabled workers, New York alleges

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By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) -A New York state agency has accused Amazon.com Inc in a complaint of discriminating against pregnant and disabled workers at its worksites, Governor Kathy Hochul said on Wednesday. Amazon was also accused of having policies requiring workers to take unpaid leaves of absence, even if they are capable of working, instead of providing reasonable accommodations. The New York State Division of Human Rights faulted Amazon for giving worksite managers the power to ignore the company’s in-house “accommodation consultants” who recommended that workers receive mod…

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