New York agency accuses Amazon of workforce discrimination

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New York (AFP) – New York state accused Amazon Wednesday of discriminating against pregnant workers and staff with disabilities by refusing to make reasonable accommodations. The New York State Division of Human Rights’ complaint faulted Amazon for allowing worksite managers to override accommodations consultants when they urged flexibility for workers protected under human rights law.  “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,” said New York Governor Kathy Hochul in a new…

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