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Amazon Must Face Bulk of Black Female HR Worker’s Bias Claims

Nov. 18, 2021, 9:05 PM

Amazon.com Inc. failed to shake off the majority of employment bias and retaliation claims by a Black woman formerly employed by the online retail giant as a senior human resources specialist.

Plaintiff Tiffany Gordwin alleges she was rejected for promotions in favor of younger, less qualified White men. Gordwin, who joined Amazon’s human resources group in 2019, alleges she “was treated like a second-class citizen by the majority of her supervisors, all White.”

Ruling on Amazon’s motion to dismiss, the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona said Gordwin’s allegations are sufficient to proceed with disparate treatment discrimination claims ...