Amazon Currently Facing 5 New Lawsuits Due To Racism And Sexism
Amazon was sued by five women from different states on Wednesday, charging racism, sexism, and discrimination based on their sexuality while working for the tech giant.
According to Law360, four of the plaintiffs are women of color, and one is gay. Moreover, white men were responsible for the majority of the suspected discrimination.
Law firm Wigdor LLP represents the women who claimed violations of federal and state anti-discrimination, anti-retaliation, and equal pay laws.
Plaintiff Tiffany Gordwin, a Black woman who works in human resources for Amazon in Arizona, said that her white superiors regarded her as a second-class citizen. She also claimed that she was skipped over for promotions and reprimanded for complaining about discrimination.
Similarly, a Black woman named Pearl Thomas, who also works in HR for Amazon in Arizona, claimed that her supervisor used the “n-word” to address her.
Diana Cuervo, a Latina former Amazon area manager in Seattle, claimed that she was discriminated against because of her ethnicity and was fired after complaining.
In a Delaware lawsuit, Emily Sousa, an Asian American Amazon shift manager, alleged she was sexually assaulted by a male manager who was fascinated with her ethnicity. She stated that she was demoted and transferred after she rejected him.
Lastly, after complaining about dehumanizing attitudes at work, Cindy Warner, a gay woman who worked for Amazon Web Services in California, claimed that she was fired.
“No Evidence,” Says Amazon
Amazon told Law360 that it was investigating the allegations but had found no evidence to back them up.
Wigdor LLP’s Jeanne M. Christensen, Lawrence J. Pearson, Alfredo J. Pelicci, and Anthony G. Bizien represent the five plaintiffs. Ty. D Frankel of Bonnett Fairbourn Friedman & Balint PC would represent Gordwin.
Michael D. Allen and Emily A. Biffen of Allen & Associates would represent Sousa. Moreover, Omar H. Bengali of Girard Bengali APC would represent Warren.
Editor’s Note on Amazon Racism And Sexism Lawsuits 2021 – Discrimination Against Women Staff:
This article is published to inform you of the latest lawsuits filed against Amazon due to racism, sexism, and discrimination.
Case Name & No.:
- Tiffany Gordwin v. Amazon.com Inc., Case No. 2:21-cv-00888, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona;
- Diana Cuervo v. Amazon.com Inc. et al., Case No. 2:21-cv-00660, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington;
- Pearl Thomas v. Amazon.com Inc. et al., Case No. 2:21-cv-00661, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington;
- Cindy Warner v. Amazon.com Inc., Case No. 5:21-cv-00866, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
- Emily Sousa v. Amazon, et al. Case 1:21-cv-00717-UNA
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Allegations: Five women charged Amazon of racism, sexism, and discrimination
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