Bloomberg Law
Free Newsletter Sign Up
Bloomberg Law
Welcome
Go
Free Newsletter Sign Up

Amazon Must Produce Diversity Data, Senior VP in Job Bias Suit

May 17, 2022, 7:38 PM

Amazon.com Inc. failed to block a Black female senior human resources specialist’s request for diversity data regarding a division in which she didn’t work and her bid to depose its senior vice president of global delivery services, a Phoenix federal judge ruled.

The company said a subpoena served by Tiffany Gordwin in the May 2021 suit sought improper testimony from an “apex” witness because John Felton is a high-level executive. Federal discovery rules allow courts to bar such testimony due to the potential for abuse or harassment and unnecessary expense or business disruption, Amazon said.

But the burden was on ...