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Amazon beats employee work-from-home lawsuit

March 8, 2023

Via: HRD

Amazon has successfully defended itself against a lawsuit brought by a group of its employees who sought reimbursement for internet expenses incurred while working from home during the pandemic. The proposed class-action lawsuit, which was filed by a California-based engineer named David Williams on behalf of nearly 7,000 employees, was rejected by US District Judge Vince Chhabria on Tuesday.

In his ruling, Judge Chhabria stated that Williams had failed to demonstrate that the employees had enough in common to sue as a group. Specifically, Williams had not shown that Amazon had a “common policy” of only reimbursing workers for “incremental” increases in home internet costs, which is the amount above what an employee would normally pay if not working from home.

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