Amazon and Whole Foods (owned by Amazon) have recently been asked by thirteen U.S. Attorneys General to provide the number of coronavirus-related infections and deaths among their employees. They have also requested both companies disclose their guidelines to keep workers safe, according to Law360.com.
The investigation is led by Massachusetts AG, Maura Healy, with concern for a safe and clean environment for workers who cannot shelter at home at this time, and the ongoing threat of protests among the employees of Amazon, who failed to improve their coronavirus paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act in March.
Amazon has advised that the company was working to ensure a clean and safe environment for its workers.
“We’ve implemented over 150 significant process changes — from enhanced cleaning and social distancing measures to new efforts like disinfectant spraying,” the (Amazon) spokesperson said. “We’ve also distributed personal protective gear like masks across our entire operations network. We’ll continue to invest in safety, pay, and benefits for our teams who are playing an invaluable role in getting items to communities around the world.”
To read more about the Attorney General’s investigation into Amazon and Whole Foods’ practices to keep their workers safe, click here for the full article by Lauren Berg of Law360.
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