Amazon has filed a lawsuit against the Office of the New York Attorney General (OAG) for allegedly unlawfully attempting to subject it to state oversight of activities concerning its COVID-19 response and the termination of its activist employee Christian Smalls.
In March, Amazon fired Smalls for repeatedly violating “social distancing requirements and an order to quarantine and stay off Amazon property” after coming into contact with a person who tested positive for the virus. According to Smalls, upon learning of its employees testing positive, Amazon failed to issue directives to quarantine workers; he organized several protests and demonstrations in this regard.
In light of this, Attorney General Letitia James called upon the National Labor Relations Board to launch an investigation into the incident. The OAG issued a statement:
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