Amazon has chose to let go of an employee who led a walkout at their Staten Island warehouse yesterday. But the story is , was this a foul on the play by Amazon or was the employee with good intentions doing to much?
Christian Smalls an employee of Amazon’s Staten Island protest say’s that as employees they were concerned about safety as it pertains to COVID-19 pandemic more importantly according to Smalls he wanted Amazon to shut down this particular warehouse for a deep cleaning after multiple cases of the coronavirus emerged there. According to Smalls Amazon wouldn’t do it, so he helped organize a successful walkout.
According to Amazon, Christian Smalls wasn’t fired because of the walkout, he was fired because he was supposed to be quarantined but he instead showed up for the walkout. According to Amazon spokesperson Kristen Kish.
“Mr. Smalls was found to have had close contact with a diagnosed associate with a confirmed case of COVID-19 and was asked to remain home with pay for 14 days, which is a measure we’re taking at sites around the world,” “Despite that instruction to stay home with pay, he came onsite today, March 30, putting the teams at risk.”
Who’s right, who’s wrong and how would you have handled this situation?
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