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Bezos Sued by Ex-Housekeeper Over Racial Bias, Long Hours

  • Hispanic woman claims manager was ‘abusive’ toward her
  • Lawyer for billionaire says claims were probed, have no merit
Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

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Jeff Bezos was sued by a former housekeeper who claims she was subject to racial discrimination by his staff and forced to work long hours in unsanitary conditions without rest or meal breaks.

Mercedes Wedaa, who joined the billionaire Amazon.com Inc. founder’s staff in September 2019, sometimes worked 10 to 14 hours a day and supervised a team of five to six housekeepers, according to her complaint filed Tuesday in Seattle state court.