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Amazon Beats Proposed Class Action Over Remote Work Expenses

  • Employees failed to show a common cause, federal judge says
  • Lawyer says he’ll refile lawsuit on behalf of fewer workers
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Updated on Inc. defeated an attempt by employees to sue as a group as they tried to recoup internet expenses that they incurred while working from home during the pandemic.

A federal judge in California Tuesday rejected the worker’s proposed class-action lawsuit, ruling that David Williams, a California-based engineer for Amazon, failed to show the nearly 7,000 employees had enough in common to sue as a group.