California investigates Amazon warehouse following lawsuit

Americans might be shopping on Amazon more as they’re staying at home during the pandemic. In June, an Amazon worker filed a lawsuit saying Amazon needlessly put her and fellow workers at risk for COVID-19. Photo by Amy Ta.

California is investigating whether Amazon has taken enough steps to protect warehouse workers from COVID-19. The investigation was sparked after Chiyomi Brent, an Amazon worker at a San Francisco warehouse, followed a lawsuit in June. Brent says the world’s largest retailer has put her and other workers at needless risk.