Amazon employees in Illinois filed a federal complaint regarding workplace racism
This week, Tori Davis, a former worker from Amazon.com, Inc., went on to file complaints with the EEOC-Equal Employment Opportunity Commission with 25 other employees. These reports detail how they claimed Amazon forced them to continue working in a dangerous environment. Davis expressed concerns about the way the business handled a racist death threat. Moreover, she alleged that the e-commerce giant dismissed her from the company and followed her, threatening to take legal steps if they continued overlooking the situation.
Employees at the MDW2 warehouse in Joliet, Illinois, about 35 miles from Chicago, reported receiving race messages two months ago. The “N-word” was written on the wall of one of the warehouse restrooms, and there were two of them. These specifics were made known by the commission’s investigation into the workers’ complaints. After her coworkers learned of the graffiti, Davis, a former black employee of the company, left her job without being paid. The retailer allegedly sent a message to the employees after the police looked into the situation. The text said that law enforcement had not found any threats to the security of the platform.
It went on to reveal how the retail giant authorized its white personnel at the warehouse to put on apparel that represented the Confederate flag. One of these employees allegedly wore clothing that allowed other workers to “prominently” identify the flag on various parts of the shirt. Concerned authorities received a statement about the incident from a company spokesperson. They claimed that the business “works hard” to protect its employees from any form of discrimination and to create a comfortable environment for them. They specified how neither “hate” nor “racism” had any space in society, nor did the retail behemoth permit it.
At a news conference, David expressed her desire to see the corporation implement more safety regulations at the warehouse. enhance presentations for employees of color at the workplace, in addition to appealing their own dismissal. Previously, racism was alleged to have been tolerated at Amazon’s workplace. In 2021, a manager at Amazon Web Services described how she experienced racial stereotype harassment from her manager. The retail giant has also had a bad name for firing workers who try to make the workplace better.