Three Amazon drivers have filed suit against the mega corp claiming that their employee rights under Colorado law were denied.

In Colorado, state law requires employers to provide paid breaks every 4 hours, but according to Daily Mail, a new lawsuit filed against Amazon says delivery drivers are not given enough time even to use the bathroom during their shifts. The three plaintiffs have claimed they were forced to urinate in bowls and defecate into doggie bags in order to keep up with the demanding delivery schedule and avoid being penalized. One female employee claims she was fired after not being able to keep up with the schedule. Lea Cross claims she would be contacted if she went off route in an attempt to find a restroom and had difficulty urinating in a bottle due to her female anatomy. She says a supervisor instructed her to buy a urination adapter which would make it easier for her to utilize a bottle in her delivery truck. She said if she opted to change her route in search of a restroom, she was reprimanded.

The plaintiffs are suing Amazon for inhumane working conditions and are seeking an Amazon policy change, unspecified unpaid wages, and penalties. Their sixteen-page suit asserts that they used extreme measures in order to avoid disciplinary action but found their options limited due to Amazon’s extensive tracking system,

“Amazon operates this scheme through harsh work quotas and elaborate tracking and workplace surveillance technology that make it impossible for Amazon delivery drivers to fulfill basic human needs while on the job.”

The lawsuit also claims that while different ‘Delivery Service Partners’ employ Amazon drivers, the company “must acquiesce to Amazon’s control over nearly every aspect of their business.” 

Amazon responded via a post saying they were aware of the issue and that it was not specific to Amazon but existed industry-wide:


‘We know that drivers can and do have trouble finding restrooms because of traffic or sometimes rural routes, and this has been especially the case during Covid when many public restrooms have been closed. This is a long-standing, industry-wide issue and is not specific to Amazon. We’ve included just a few links below that discuss the issue.

Regardless of the fact that this is industry-wide, we would like to solve it. We don’t yet know how, but will look for solutions.”

Meanwhile, Amazon founder, leftist billionaire Jeff Bezos who failed to create good working conditions for Amazon employees, claims his best business decisions are made with heart, rather than analysis.

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