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Amazon Sued for Alleged Race, Gender Bias in Corporate Hires

  • E-commerce firm said to hire people of color at ‘lower levels’
  • Amazon’s lack of diversity in corporate area is common in tech
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Amazon.com Inc. was sued for allegedly discriminating against Black and female workers in hiring employees for its corporate offices.

The lawsuit, filed Monday in federal court in Washington, alleges that Amazon hires people of color “at lower levels” and promotes them less than White co-workers with similar qualifications. The claims include discrimination and harassment as well as violations of the Equal Pay Act.