(FreedomJournal.com)- A lawsuit filed on Monday in the federal court of Washington alleges that Amazon, the global technology, streaming, and e-commerce company from Seattle, discriminated against Black and female workers when hiring new employees for its corporate offices.
The multinational corporation has long supported far-left initiatives and charities, making the allegations confusing.
Could Amazon be about to face the wrath of far-left extremists who see racism in absolutely everything?
The suit alleges that Amazon only hires non-white people “at lower levels” of the company, but promotes non-white employees less than their white co-workers who have similar qualifications. The suit also alleges harassment, discrimination, and violations of the Equal Pay Act.
Wigdor LLP, the law firm that filed the suit on behalf of Amazon Web Services worker Charlotte Newman, said that Amazon’s practices “have an especially severe effect on Black women at the company.”
In a statement, however, Amazon repeated its commitment to fostering an “inclusive” and “diverse” culture.
“We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind and thoroughly investigate all claims and take appropriate action,” Amazon said in the statement.
“We are currently investigating the new allegations included in this lawsuit,” they added.
In this political climate, what business would ever want to risk hiring the right employees based on skills rather than race? Choose the wrong person and a costly lawsuit could be just around the corner.
In the suit, Newman alleges that many of the people she worked with saw a “consistent practice of paying Black employees less than similarly situated white employees.” She also says that there is a “near-total lack of Black representation in and very few women in the upper echelons of the group’s leadership.”
There are now laws, however, that require a business to hire people based on race to fit quotas, and Amazon likely hired the people best for the job. But the suit claims otherwise.
“Within months of starting at the company, she in fact was assigned and doing the work of a senior manager-level employee while still being paid at and having the title of the manager level,” the suit says. “To make matters worse, and in defiance of anti-discrimination laws, Ms. Newman was paid significantly less than her white coworkers, particularly in valuable Amazon stock.”
The suit also complains that Newman had to “wait more than two and a half years” to receive the promotion she wanted.
Newman even filed a complaint at the Office of Human Rights in Washington, D.C., so it doesn’t look like Amazon is going to be let off the hook easily.
It just goes to show that no matter how hard you pander…they’ll still come for you.