DENVER, October 5, 2021 – On Friday, October 1, 2021, former Amazon Colorado warehouse worker Jennfier Vincenzetti filed a class action complaint in federal court in Denver. The complaint alleges that Amazon failed to pay its thousands of warehouse workers in Colorado for time Amazon required them to be onsite, on duty, but off the clock. At the height of the pandemic, the complaint alleges that Amazon implemented mandatory COVID-19 health screenings that had to be completed before its warehouse workers could enter the warehouses, clock-in, and proceed to work. The complaint alleges that this was part of Amazon’s effort to appear like it was protecting workers while also refusing to bear the costs of protecting workers. According to the complaint, the screenings resulted in warehouse workers, including Ms. Vincenzetti, typically waiting in line, off the clock and uncompensated, for 20 to 60 minutes per day.
- The Washington Post: Amazon stiffed Colorado workers for time spent screening for coronavirus, suit charges
- Colorado Public Radio: Former Colorado Springs warehouse worker sues Amazon over lack of pay for required COVID-19 screenings
- Fox 31: Lawsuit: Amazon warehouse workers in Colorado forced to work unpaid time