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Amazon Accused of Lax Virus Safety in New York AG’s Lawsuit

  • Company sued state last week claiming it’s exceeding authority
  • Attorney General James cites company’s growth during pandemic
Inside An Amazon.com Inc. Fulfillment Center On Cyber Monday
Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg
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Amazon.com Inc. has failed to comply with workplace safety rules during the pandemic and retaliated against warehouse workers who raised concerns, New York alleged in a lawsuit against the retail giant.

“Amazon’s flagrant disregard for health and safety requirements has threatened serious illness and grave harm to the thousands of workers in these facilities and poses a continued substantial and specific danger to the public health,” Letitia James, the state’s attorney general, said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.