Amazon Trims but Can’t Escape Military Leave Suit

By Irene Spezzamonte (August 22, 2022, 4:01 p.m. EDT) – A federal judge in New York has ruled that Amazon cannot dodge a former employee’s paid military leave lawsuit, quashing two claims for relief but ruling that the reservist backed his claim that the online retail giant treated military leave differently than other paid leave.

On Friday, U.S. District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis denied Amazon’s request to dismiss Caonaissa Won’s proposed class action lawsuit, saying the reservist made a plausible comparison between jury duty and military leave because, in the two cases, employees do not know when they will be absent. of work. However, Judge Garaufis expelled two defendants from the prosecution, saying Won failed to show they had…

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