Protecting Supply Chain Workers during COVID-19: Derrick Palmer, et al. v. Amazon.com, Inc., et al

Our clients allege that Amazon’s operations at its JFK8 fulfillment center in Staten Island, NY are inconsistent with state law and public health guidance. We allege that Amazon’s conduct has contributed to the spread of COVID-19 among workers at the plant and in their communities. Dozens of workers have already gotten sick and at least one has died. The plaintiffs seek an injunction to force Amazon to comply with public health guidance.

Case Documents:

Complaint: DERRICK PALMER, KENDIA MESIDOR, BENITA ROUSE, ALEXANDER ROUSE, BARBARA CHANDLER, and LUIS PELLOT-CHANDLER, Plaintiffs v. AMAZON.COM, INC. and AMAZON.COM SERVICES, LLC, Defendants.

State of New York’s Letter in Opposition to Amazon’s Motion to Dismiss.

Press:

Press Release: Amazon Workers and Their Family Members File Suit for Workplace Policy Changes to StopCommunity Spread of COVID-19

Bloomberg: Amazon Warehouse Employees Sue Over Virus Brought Home from Work

CNN: Warehouse workers are suing Amazon for putting their families at risk of coronavirus

Law 360: Amazon Workers Say NY Warehouse Unsafe Amid COVID-19

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