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Amazon founder sued Jeff Bezos by a former housekeeper

Amazon founder sued Jeff Bezos by a former housekeeper

Jeff Bezos, owner of Blue Origin, introduces a new lunar lander called Blue Moon during an event at the Washington Convention Center, May 9, 2019 in Washington, DC.

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Woman says she worked as a housemaid for Jeff Bezos is suing Amazon The founder and the companies managing his properties, claiming that they endured “unsafe and unhealthy working conditions” and were subjected to racial discrimination by other employees.

Mercedes and Dea said they were hired by Bezos employees in 2019 to help maintain the billionaire’s tech property in the Seattle area. Wadda and other housekeeping employees regularly worked 10 to 14 hours a day and were not given adequate meal or breaks, she alleged in the lawsuit filed Tuesday in King County Superior Court in Seattle.

The lawsuit alleges that there was no restroom or rest area and no accessible bathroom. According to the lawsuit, which was reported earlier, Wadaa and other housekeepers were prevented from using the toilet in a nearby security room, which led to the staff climbing the washing room window to get to the bathroom. Jake Wire.

The complaint alleges that Wada and the other housekeepers frequently contracted urinary tract infections because they “spent large portions of their day unable to use the toilet.” It is also alleged that room service employees were forbidden from entering the house when the Bezos family was there, unless they were cleaning.

Housekeepers allegedly treated meek and other Hispanic cleaners, while being “respectful and polite” to Bezos’ white guards and maintenance staff, the complaint states.

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Wadaa claims that she was eventually fired from her position after filing complaints about working conditions and discriminatory behaviour.

Harry Correll, Bezos’s attorney and other defendants, including Zefram and Northwestern, two companies that manage his interests and property, said a deposit was fired due to performance issues.

“We have investigated the allegations, and they lack merit,” Correll said in an emailed statement. He said Wadaa collected more than six figures annually and that there were multiple bathrooms and break rooms available to her and other employees.

“No employer is above the law, not even Jeff Bezos and the organizations he uses to identify and hire people to work for him in his home and other property,” Patrick McGuigan, a farewell attorney, told CNBC in a statement. wages of workers for the work they perform and to be able to perform their work in a workplace free from discrimination, safe, healthy and healthy. These laws must be adhered to by all employers.”