By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York Attorney General Letitia James is suing Amazon over workplace safety at local facilities during the pandemic.

An investigation opened last March focused on a fulfillment center on Staten Island and a distribution center in Queens.

The suit claims Amazon showed a disregard for health and safety requirements and retaliated against employees who reported concerns.

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An Amazon spokesperson says this doesn’t present an accurate picture of the company’s COVID response.

Amazon had filed its own suit in an effort to block James’ legal action.

CBSNewYork Team