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Amazon Fends Off Executive’s Sex Bias, Equal Pay Suit, for Now

July 6, 2022, 2:53 PM

A female former Amazon executive failed to plead sufficient claims of sex discrimination, pay bias, or retaliation and must try again if she wishes to pursue her lawsuit, a California federal judge ruled.

Cindy Warner said Todd Weatherby told her when he hired her for an L8-level job in Amazon.com Inc. and Amazon Web Services Inc.'s professional services division that she was qualified to be an L10 vice president but that Amazon didn’t fill L10 positions externally. She was told she could apply for an L10 opening after she started and that she would be viewed as Weatherby’s replacement for ...