Amazon did not respond to KIRO-TV's request for comment because of the pending lawsuit. But Amazon previously said it does not monitor bathroom breaks.
“We believe the facts of this case will show that every minute, an employee is occupied,” Adams said, “and how they are occupied is electronically documented, and we believe there is nothing an employee does that isn't monitored.”
KIRO-TV has covered past union complaints of the high demand on workers at Amazon fulfilment centers. The current lawsuit out of Kentucky mentions high demands, but it zeroes in on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
“A manager told him at the time of his dismissal that the reason for his dismissal was time theft,” Adams said.
The lawsuit is seeking at least $3 million in damages.