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Ex-Amazon employee claims she was fired for taking too many bathroom breaks – Times of India

There have been a number of stories highlighting Amazon being a ‘robust’ employer particularly for individuals who work within the firm’s warehouses. A report by Enterprise Insider reveals {that a} warehouse worker was fired by Amazon for taking too many loo breaks.
In accordance with the report, Maria Iris Jennitte Olivero claims to be struggling kind irritable bowel syndrome, which meant she wanted to go to the lavatory as much as six occasions a day. Olivero claims that she instructed a supervisor final 12 months concerning the situation and was instructed to get a health care provider’s notice. The report says that the worker didn’t get the notice and was warned by her supervisor in January 2021. She was given 5 days to get the notice however, in line with her, she couldn’t get an appointment for the subsequent 6 days.
The supervisor wrote her up and 5 days later she was fired. The worker was instructed that it was “too late” to offer a health care provider’s notice as she had been sacked.
Olivero is now suing Amazon for discriminating towards somebody with a incapacity. The worker filed a case in June in New Jersey Superior Court docket, in search of damages for her unfair dismissal. Amazon, in line with the report, “responded in US District Court docket, making an attempt to escalate the case to federal court docket.”
Though the worker didn’t point out how a lot compensation she is in search of in damages, Amazon has mentioned that it was greater than $75,000 — a purpose why the corporate needs to maneuver the case to a federal court docket. Amazon within the court docket detailed how a lot she earned and the quantity she would have misplaced since being fired. Amazon claims that the “purported gross misplaced wages to this point are $17,251.75.”



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